NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION
HUD USER Home > PD&R Edge Home > Neighborhood Revitalization Archive


Catholic Charities Providing Affordable Housing for Families and Seniors in Phoenix, Arizona
Catholic Charities Providing Affordable Housing for Families and Seniors in Phoenix, Arizona

Since 2011, the Catholic Charities office serving northern and central Arizona has been building and operating affordable housing communities through its nonprofit development affiliate, Housing for Hope (H4H).



Neighborhood Transformation in North Minneapolis, Minnesota
Neighborhood Transformation in North Minneapolis, Minnesota

In north Minneapolis, Minnesota, affordable housing is transforming a long-declining neighborhood hard hit by the foreclosure crisis and Great Recession.



Center for Community Progress Reports on Trends in Creative Placemaking
Center for Community Progress Reports on Trends in Creative Placemaking

Many communities nationwide have vacant properties resulting from disinvestment, physical deterioration, or weak markets that present numerous social and economic problems.



Addressing Vacant Properties With Land Conservancies
Addressing Vacant Properties With Land Conservancies

Vacant and blighted properties pose a problem in cities across the United States. A blighted lot is not just unsightly; it can attract petty crime, depress the value of nearby properties, and even pose a threat to the health of the local environment.



Veterans Village at Perry Point: A Home for Veterans Near the Support They Need
Veterans Village at Perry Point: A Home for Veterans Near the Support They Need

During World War I, the U.S. Army opened a munitions plant at the northern tip of the Chesapeake Bay in Perry Point, Maryland, a rural community approximately 50 miles northeast of Baltimore.



Rental Assistance Demonstration Evaluation: Final Report
Rental Assistance Demonstration Evaluation: Final Report

A new study presents the culmination of research that began in 2014 on the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), which aims to curb the loss of public housing. RAD is a voluntary program that allows public housing agencies (PHAs) to convert public housing projects to either Project-Based Voucher (PBV) or Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA) contracts.




The United States and South Korea Partner To Research Urban Revitalization
The United States and South Korea Partner To Research Urban Revitalization

For the past few years, government officials and researchers from the United States and the Republic of Korea have collaborated to share research and best practices related to urban revitalization.



PD&R Quarterly Update: Maximizing Community Benefits in Opportunity Zones
PD&R Quarterly Update: Maximizing Community Benefits in Opportunity Zones

HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) held its regular Quarterly Update on June 20, 2019, at HUD headquarters in Washington, DC.



Cityscape: Collecting 25 Years of Housing and Community Development Research
Cityscape: Collecting 25 Years of Housing and Community Development Research

For 25 years, HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) has furthered research on housing and community development issues through its journal Cityscape.



Replacing 200 Units of Aging Affordable Housing With Modular Construction in Greenfield
Replacing 200 Units of Aging Affordable Housing With Modular Construction in Greenfield

After nearly a half-century of providing affordable housing for low-income families and individuals in Greenfield, Massachusetts, the Leyden Woods Apartments development was, by 2015, showing its age.



 
The Burnham’s Affordable Senior Housing Helps Revitalize Chicago’s Woodlawn Neighborhood
The Burnham’s Affordable Senior Housing Helps Revitalize Chicago’s Woodlawn Neighborhood

Woodlawn Park is a multiphased, mixed-use, mixed-income revitalization project being developed in the Woodlawn neighborhood of Chicago, and The Burnham at Woodlawn Park is the most recently completed residential phase of the project.
    readmore

 
Addressing Barriers to Economic Mobility
Addressing Barriers to Economic Mobility

In September 2016, researchers, policymakers, and practitioners convened for “Promoting Economic Mobility: Putting Evidence to Action for Communities,” a conference hosted by the Urban Institute and the Citi Foundation.
    readmore

 
HUD Secretary Julián Castro and Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx Discuss Pathways to Mobility and Opportunity
HUD Secretary Julián Castro and Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx Discuss Pathways to Mobility and Opportunity

President Obama's opportunity agenda promotes the idea that regardless of where a person lives, they should have access to employment, vital services,
and decent education and housing.
    readmore

 
Managing Community Change: A Dialogue on Gentrification
Managing Community Change: A Dialogue on Gentrification

Gentrification is a form of neighborhood change that occurs when higher-income groups move into low-income neighborhoods, increasing the demand for housing and driving up prices.
    readmore

 
Portland, Oregon’s Erickson Saloon and Fritz Hotel Transformed into Mixed-Income Housing
Portland, Oregon’s Erickson Saloon and Fritz Hotel Transformed into Mixed-Income Housing

Innovative Housing, a developer, owner, and manager of affordable housing with a special niche in preserving and restoring historic buildings, recently unveiled its transformation of Portland, Oregon’s Erickson Saloon and Fritz Hotel into the Erickson Fritz Apartments.
    readmore

 
RAD Program Recapitalizes Public Housing near St. Petersburg, Florida
RAD Program Recapitalizes Public Housing near St. Petersburg, Florida

The Landings at Cross Bayou is a 184-unit Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program redevelopment of public housing that had become functionally obsolete and deteriorating as a result of inadequate funding.
    readmore

 
Using Promise Zones to Support Community Change, An Interview with Margeaux Akazawa
Using Promise Zones to Support Community Change, An Interview with Margeaux Akazawa

In this column, Margeaux Akazawa, STEM Presidential Management Fellow and Desk Officer for the Promise Zones Initiative, summarizes the Promise Zones initiative and discusses how the program assists communities with high capacity and high needs.
    readmore

 
A Community of Teachers Helps Revitalize Newark, New Jersey
A Community of Teachers Helps Revitalize Newark, New Jersey

A public-private partnership including developer RBH Group and several state and local entities is replacing a number of vacant lots and deteriorating buildings in downtown Newark, New Jersey, with Teachers Village, a $150 million mixed-use development.
    readmore

 
South Bend’s Vacant and Abandoned Housing Challenge: 1,000 Houses in 1,000 Days
South Bend’s Vacant and Abandoned Housing Challenge: 1,000 Houses in 1,000 Days

The large number of abandoned and vacant homes in South Bend, Indiana, was one of Pete Buttigieg’s top priorities during his successful 2011 campaign for mayor.
    readmore

 
Providing Affordable Housing and Cultural Assets in Harlem
Providing Affordable Housing and Cultural Assets in Harlem

Officials in New York City are grappling with a housing affordability crisis that has been widely discussed in the national press. readmore

 


Note: Guidance documents, except when based on statutory or regulatory authority or law, do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way. Guidance documents are intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies.