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Fostering Healthy Architecture
Fostering Healthy Architecture

As Veronica Helms Garrison and Craig Evan Pollack state in a recent issue of HUD’s journal Cityscape, “The link between housing and health is far reaching and complex.”




Water Piping in the Home
Water Piping in the Home

Water piping is an important part of the hidden infrastructure in the home.Many of us never think about the performance and reliability of our municipal water distribution system or the pipes in the walls of our homes.



Affordable Apartments in Estes Park Serve Low-Income Workers Affected by Floods
Affordable Apartments in Estes Park Serve Low-Income Workers Affected by Floods

The resort community of Estes Park, Colorado, has a shortage of workforce housing that is compounded by economic seasonality, demography, and the catastrophic flooding of 2013.



Integrating Housing and Health
Integrating Housing and Health

Research indicates that a lack of safe, affordable housing can negatively impact health.




Evaluation Tools for Community Development and Health
Evaluation Tools for Community Development and Health

As the affordable housing and community development sectors in the United States have become more aware of the intersection of health and housing, organizations have increasingly sought to implement programs that integrate their work with health-related programming.


Building HUD’s Capacity To Partner With Philanthropy
Building HUD’s Capacity To Partner With Philanthropy

After Hurricane Sandy hit New York City and the surrounding region, one of two things could have happened.



2018 Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition Site Visit – Dover Housing Authority at Whittier Falls, New Hampshire
2018 Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition Site Visit –Dover Housing Authority at Whittier Falls, New Hampshire

This year’s Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition was markedly different from previous competitions.


Adapting to Natural Hazard Risk in Louisiana
Adapting to Natural Hazard Risk in Louisiana

Last November, the Center for Planning Excellence of Baton Rouge hosted the Rising Above Symposium, a two-day workshop to coordinate Louisiana’s plans for adapting to hazard risk and impending environmental change.


Introducing HUD’s Innovative Building Technology Guide, An Interview with Michael Blanford
Introducing HUD’s Innovative Building Technology Guide, An Interview with Michael Blanford

In this column, Michael Blanford, a Research Engineering in HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research, highlights how HUD’s Innovative Building Technology Guide can assist public housing agencies, building professionals, and consumers in making informed decisions about building technologies.


The Future of American Cities
The Future of American Cities

Rapid demographic and technological shifts in urban areas require city officials to pursue initiatives that promote inclusion and economic opportunity for residents.



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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