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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.



Disaster Recovery Funds Affordable Burlington Willows Townhomes in Ward County, North Dakota
Disaster Recovery Funds Affordable Burlington Willows Townhomes in Ward County, North Dakota

During the summer of 2011, the Souris River in North Dakota flooded.



Learning from Disaster Recovery Efforts
Learning from Disaster Recovery Efforts

Disaster preparedness and recovery have become important topics in the wake of recent, devastating natural disasters occurring throughout the nation.



Whittier Lyndhurst Washington Contributes to Eco-District in Boston’s Codman Square
Whittier Lyndhurst Washington Contributes to Eco-District in Boston’s Codman Square

Boston’s Codman Square District in southern Dorchester is a racially diverse, predominantly lower-income neighborhood with a rich history.



Building Technology Research at PD&R
Building Technology Research at PD&R

Since the 1970s, HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) has been committed to conducting and assisting research on building technology, especially as it relates to building codes, energy efficiency, and land use.




Disaster Recovery and Resilience
Disaster Recovery and Resilience

In the wake of devastating flooding and destruction caused by recent hurricanes, affected communities must make important decisions concerning how to rebuild in the short term and ensure their resilience in the future.




Historic California Hotel Provides Affordable Housing in Oakland, California
Historic California Hotel Provides Affordable Housing in Oakland, California

The California Hotel, a distinctive Mission-style building of red brick, stucco, and tile, has been a prominent feature of Oakland, California’s San Pablo Avenue since its construction in 1929. The five-story building was converted into affordable housing in the late 1980s but went into foreclosure in 2007 following the dissolution of its operating agency




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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