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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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Is There a Slowdown in the Apartment Market?
Is There a Slowdown in the Apartment Market?

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal posed the question of whether the national apartment market is cooling down. After years of high demand for rental housing, recent data suggest that supply may have finally caught up.
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San Emi Apartments Builds Independence for People with Developmental Disabilities in Montclair, California
San Emi Apartments Builds Independence for People with Developmental Disabilities in Montclair, California

San Emi Apartments in Montclair, California, located between Los Angeles and San Bernardino, is an 18-unit building for people with developmental disabilities earning less than 50 percent of the area median income.
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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.
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New Capital for Housing Preservation
New Capital for Housing Preservation

A new report from the Urban Land Institute Terwilliger Center for Housing sheds light on an encouraging development in affordable and workforce housing: the growth of innovative financing approaches bringing new sources and structures of capital to preserve the affordability of existing subsidized and “naturally occurring” affordable properties.
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Labor Market Trends in the Third Quarter of 2015
Labor Market Trends in the Third Quarter of 2015

The state of the labor market plays a large role in various housing market trends. The decision to rent or own a home is largely driven by factors related to job and income prospects for individuals and households.
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Secretary Castro Joins The Atlantic To Discuss the Future of Housing
Secretary Castro Joins The Atlantic To Discuss the Future of Housing

Limited public resources devoted to rental housing, “not in my back yard” (NIMBY) opposition to the siting of affordable multifamily housing, restrictive land use regulations, stagnating incomes, and shifting demographic pressures are among the factors contributing to what many, including HUD Secretary Julián Castro, are calling an affordable rental crisis in the United States.
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Shaping Housing Finance to Meet Shifting Demand
Shaping Housing Finance to Meet Shifting Demand

U.S. housing markets are being reshaped by shifting demographics, including the aging of the baby boom generation and a growing and increasingly diverse cohort of younger households.
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