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The First-Time Homebuyer Education and Counseling Demonstration
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Homeownership is often seen as the cornerstone of the American Dream. However, the homebuying process can be confusing and difficult to navigate for first-time homebuyers. To ease this potentially difficult process, The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) supports and oversees a network of nonprofit and governmental housing counseling agencies.


Wabash Estates Provides Cooperative Affordable Housing for Seniors in Baltimore
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Most seniors prefer to live at home rather than move to an institution. Aging in place has been shown to reduce costs for older individuals, healthcare systems, and governments.




Assessment of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Housing Needs
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HUD’s recently released assessment of housing needs and conditions, which included the largest ever nationally representative survey of American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) households in tribal areas across Indian Country, reflected the geographic, economic, and cultural diversity of tribal nations.



Transit-Oriented Development Offers Affordable Housing and Amenities in North Minneapolis
Transit-Oriented Development Offers Affordable Housing and Amenities in North Minneapolis

In January 2016, developer Building Blocks held the grand opening for the Commons at Penn Avenue, a mixed-use development served by several current and planned public transportation lines in the Willard-Hay neighborhood of north Minneapolis.
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Creating Walkable and Bikeable Communities
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More and more Americans nationwide prefer to live in areas that are well served by a variety of transportation options, allowing them to meet their daily travel needs using personal automobiles, public transit, bicycling, or walking. Communities where residents can walk and bicycle, in particular, are increasingly in demand.
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How Housing Matters
How Housing Matters

On December 13, 2016, the National Housing Conference hosted the third How Housing Matters Conference in partnership with the Urban Institute, HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research, and the Urban Land Institute Terwilliger Center for Housing with sponsorship from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
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Taking on Pressing Challenges with the New Urban Agenda at Habitat III
Taking on Pressing Challenges with the New Urban Agenda at Habitat III

More than 30,000 people gathered in Quito, Ecuador, from October 17 to October 20, 2016, for Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development and the last major United Nations conference of the Obama administration.
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Landmark Family Options Study Has Clear Policy Implications
Landmark Family Options Study Has Clear Policy Implications

The recently released Family Options Study: 3-Year Impacts of Housing and Services Interventions for Homeless Families report describes the results of “a landmark study in our long quest to eliminate homelessness in America,” said HUD Secretary Julián Castro.
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Family Options Study: 3-Year Impacts of Housing and Services Interventions for Homeless Families
Family Options Study: 3-Year Impacts of Housing and Services Interventions for Homeless Families

HUD’s recently released report, Family Options Study: Three-year Impacts of Housing and Services Interventions for Homeless Families, offers critical insights about the long-term effectiveness of various programs to address homelessness for families with children.
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Affordable Housing in Central Washington State for Seasonal Agricultural Workers
Affordable Housing in Central Washington State for Seasonal Agricultural Workers

Finding affordable rental housing is difficult for seasonal farmworkers who travel to Washington state, the nation’s top producer of apples, cherries, red raspberries, and several other crops.
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