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State of the Nation’s Housing Report 2018
State of the Nation’s Housing Report 2018

The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University (JCHS) recently released its annual “State of the Nation’s Housing” report for 2018.



New Austin Studio Apartments House Musicians and Vulnerable Populations
New Austin Studio Apartments House Musicians and Vulnerable Populations

Austin, Texas, is nicknamed the “Live Music Capital of the World.” Recent surges in rent prices, however, combined with stagnating wages and a shortage of affordable units, threaten to displace many low-income Austinites, including local musicians.


Considering SRO Housing in New York City and Beyond
Considering SRO Housing in New York City and Beyond

The rising cost of housing in many American cities has led to an affordability crisis for residents who find themselves either rent burdened or living with roommates out of necessity rather than preference.



Reducing the Cost of Housing
Reducing the Cost of Housing

For many households in the United States, the cost of housing has become more expensive relative to income over the past few decades.



Landlords and the Housing Choice Voucher Program
Landlords and the Housing Choice Voucher Program

New HUD research explores the role that urban landlords play in shaping housing outcomes among participants in the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. The willingness of landlords to accept vouchers significantly influences the housing opportunities available to program participants.


The Mechanicsville Cityside Initiative Provides Scattered-Site Housing for Low-Income Atlanta Residents
The Mechanicsville Cityside Initiative Provides Scattered-Site Housing for Low-Income Atlanta Residents

Located just south of downtown Atlanta, Mechanicsville is one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, with a long history as a racially diverse, working-class neighborhood.


Process Evaluation: HUD Section 811 Project Rental Assistance Program
Process Evaluation: HUD Section 811 Project Rental Assistance Program

A new study sponsored by HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research analyzes the experience of 12 state housing agencies in implementing a new housing assistance model to HUD’s Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities program.



America’s Rental Housing 2017
America’s Rental Housing 2017

Approximately 43 million people — more than one-third of U.S. households — live in rental housing.





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.


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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