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PD&R Edge Elist - 03/13/2012


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PD&R's online magazine, The Edge, provides you with a snapshot view of our newly released research, periodicals, publications, news, and commentaries on housing and urban development issues. Stay informed on current topics and check back frequently, as our content is routinely updated.

New on The Edge

Message from the Assistant Secretary:
A Roadmap for PD&R Research

Assistant Secretary Bostic discusses the development of the Research Roadmap to guide PD&R’s research agenda in the coming years and the critical role stakeholders are playing in this process.

Policy Update:
Growing Toward the Future: Building Capacity for Local Economic Development

The winter issue of Evidence Matters explores the factors that make regions more resilient in the face of long-term decline or sudden shocks like natural disasters and how they can build capacity to overcome such stresses.

In Practice:
Affordable, Accessible, Independent Living Units for People with Multiple Sclerosis



Housing Summit Highlights Challenges Facing LGBT Elders

Housing Summit Highlights Challenges Facing LGBT Elders
The first-ever LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender] Elder Housing Summit was hosted at HUD headquarters in Washington, DC in December 2011. The event included panel discussions highlighting program models designed to expand and improve LGBT elder housing and long-term care.

Kershaw Commons is a 30-unit affordable housing development in Freehold Township, New Jersey designed for residents living with multiple sclerosis. The first of its kind in New Jersey and only one of four in the nation, it utilized creative financing and expedited local permitting to become a leading housing development designed specifically for those with multiple sclerosis

Partner Reports:
Habitat for Humanity’s 2012 Shelter Report

Habitat for Humanity’s 2012 Shelter Report, “Building Hope: Housing Cities after a Disaster,” highlights the importance of disaster recovery planning in creating a stable pathway to recovery.

Statistical Reports:
Housing Scorecard

The Administration tracks progress towards stabilizing the nation’s housing market with a monthly scorecard. Issued by HUD and the U.S. Department of Treasury, the scorecard includes key housing market trends and highlights the impact of the Administration’s housing recovery efforts.

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