Fair Housing | PD&R EDGE
HUD is one of 45 federal agency members of the Interagency Working Group (IWG) tasked with supporting and furthering the administration’s efforts to better serve Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI).
Fifty years ago, HUD created the Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) in the midst of two very different demonstration projects: Operation Breakthrough and the Experimental Housing Allowance Program (EHAP).
The neighborhoods we live in profoundly affect not only our senses of community and identity but also the level of opportunity we find in proximity to good schools, health care, and jobs; a safe environment, and other resources.
In the inaugural article of this year-long series, Todd Richardson (at PD&R from 1991 to 1997 and 2000 to present), Jill Khadduri (at PD&R from 1973 to 2000), and Sahian Valladares (at PD&R from 2022 to present), reflect on PD&R’s first 50 years.
The legacy of racist housing policies, coupled with a shortage of affordable housing, has hindered the ability of minority and low-income families to build wealth, afford quality housing, and offer opportunities to their children.
In June 2022, the Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) of Harvard University released its 35th annual housing report, The State of the Nation’s Housing 2022, which assesses the current state of the housing market.
In March 2022, the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University hosted “Bringing Digitalization Home,” a symposium exploring how digital technology might influence how housing is built, used, and financed.
The social science research community has a poor track record when it comes to studying the housing experiences of the LGBTQI+ community, defined here as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and individuals whose orientations differ from those who identify as heterosexual and cisgender.
Access to fair mortgage products is crucial to many families’ ability to become homeowners. Mortgage access depends on assessments of the risk that a borrower will default, which typically are made through traditional credit scores and other financial information from lending institutions.
A coalition of philanthropic and nonprofit partners are piloting a new initiative in select neighborhoods in Los Angeles that is intended to stabilize small landlords whose tenants have been disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
In June 2021, the national housing development and advocacy nonprofit Enterprise Community Partners hosted HUD officials and local government executives from around the country in a webinar to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on housing, the vital importance of federal resources, and plans to ensure that affordable housing is equitable.
As the coronavirus pandemic began to unfold, forcing business closures and spiking unemployment, local government leaders worried that the broad loss of income among low-wage renters would result in mass evictions and produce a surge of homelessness.