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Reducing Work Disincentives in the Housing Choice Voucher Program
Reducing Work Disincentives in the Housing Choice Voucher Program

Some policymakers have expressed concern that public assistance programs discourage participants from seeking employment or increasing their earnings because a higher income might disqualify them from a program and its benefits.



Lessons From RAD
Lessons From RAD

First authorized by Congress in 2012, HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program empowers public housing agencies (PHAs) to leverage private capital to address the backlog of deferred maintenance and capital improvement needs of the nation’s 1.2 million public housing units that was estimated to be $26 billion in 2010.


Global Cities and Affordable Housing: Berlin
Global Cities and Affordable Housing: Berlin

The third city featured in the Global Cities and Affordable Housing series is Berlin, the capital of Germany and the European Union’s second most populous city.




DeKalb County, Georgia, Uses Rental Assistance Demonstration Program to Expand Housing Options
DeKalb County, Georgia, Uses Rental Assistance Demonstration Program to Expand Housing Options

The Housing Authority of DeKalb County (HADC) in Georgia has innovatively used HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program to expand and preserve assisted housing at several sites in the county, including at The View, an 80-unit, mixed-income apartment building for seniors ages 62 and older.



Housing Cost Burden Among Housing Choice Voucher Participants
Housing Cost Burden Among Housing Choice Voucher Participants

The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, administered through local Public Housing Agencies (PHAs), provides housing assistance payments (HAP) to cover the difference between 30 percent of a household’s adjusted gross income and the cost of renting a standard, quality housing unit.



High Demand for Housing as High-Tech Companies Lead Economic Growth in the Seattle Area
High Demand for Housing as High-Tech Companies Lead Economic Growth in the Seattle Area

The Seattle-Bellevue-Everett housing market area (Seattle HMA) has been experiencing strong economic growth over the past few years, which has led to tight housing markets and an increase in multifamily building construction.




Apartment Demand for the Next 15 Years: Can We Meet the Need?
Apartment Demand for the Next 15 Years: Can We Meet the Need?

On July 13, 2017, the Urban Institute hosted a panel discussion at its headquarters in Washington, DC, to evaluate the affordability of the multifamily housing market and its ability to respond to demand.




Defining Housing Affordability
Defining Housing Affordability

Housing programs in the United States have long measured housing affordability in terms of percentage of income.




Affordable Senior Housing at Philadelphia’s Hardy Williams Veterans Center
Affordable Senior Housing at Philadelphia’s Hardy Williams Veterans Center

The Hardy Williams Veterans Center, a $14.2 million permanent supportive housing facility in Southwest Philadelphia, opened in February 2014.



Preserving Affordable Rental Housing in Rural America
Preserving Affordable Rental Housing in Rural America

In May 2017, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System held a webinar on preservation of affordable housing in rural communities.




Program Assists Landlord Entrepreneurs in Connecticut
Program Assists Landlord Entrepreneurs in Connecticut

The Landlord Entrepreneurship Affordability Program (LEAP), developed by Connecticut’s Housing Development Fund (HDF), addresses two key housing issues: multifamily rental properties in poor condition that threaten neighborhood viability and a persistent demand for affordable housing.
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HUD’s New Rental Affordability Index
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Interest in rental affordability has grown in recent years. Since 2000, rental prices have outpaced income growth, and the share of renters has risen since the Great Recession.
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Demand for Rental Housing at New High
Demand for Rental Housing at New High

The pace of multifamily housing construction in the United States has increased considerably since the recent recession, with most of the growth concentrated in the rental sector.
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Evaluation of HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD): Interim Report

Evaluation of HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD): Interim Report

Congress authorized the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) in 2012 to stem the potential loss of public housing and other subsidized housing units because of the growing backlog of unfunded capital needs.
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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.
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Zero Net Energy Affordable Housing: Home for Agricultural Workers in Woodland, California
Zero Net Energy Affordable Housing: Home for Agricultural Workers in Woodland, California

The city of Woodland, California 2013 general plan called for an increase in affordable housing for agricultural workers, as well as energy efficiency improvements in residential developments.
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City of Burlington, Vermont Supports Efforts to Preserve Affordable Housing
City of Burlington, Vermont Supports Efforts to Preserve Affordable Housing

The city of Burlington, Vermont has a great need for affordable housing.
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New Opportunities for American Indian Youth
New Opportunities for American Indian Youth

When speaking of today’s American Indian youth, speak first of their strength and dignity, their pride in their cultural identity, and their dreams for the future.
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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

 
Expanding Access to Opportunity
Expanding Access to Opportunity

New research on the impact of HUD's Moving to Opportunity (MTO) program reveals increased college attendance rates and earnings in adulthood for children who moved to lower poverty neighborhoods at a young age.
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