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Fostering Positive Outcomes Through Community Violence Intervention

In June 2021, the White House Domestic Policy Council and the U.S. Departments of Justice, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Labor, and Education convened the "Community Violence Intervention (CVI) Webinar Series Part 1: Evidence-based Theory and Research on CVI." During this event, researchers explained the social and structural determinants of community violence, described the initial findings of program evaluations in Chicago, and shared evidence-based strategies for CVI that cities can adopt.

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Message from PD&R Leadership:
Introducing George R. Carter III, Housing and Demographic Analysis Division Director, and Gathering Input for the 2023 AHS
In the leadership message, PD&R's new director of the Housing and Demographic Analysis Division (HDAD), George R. Carter III, introduces himself and the work of the division. HDAD analyzes American Housing Survey (AHS) data to support policymaking, produces quarterly U.S. Housing Market Conditions reports, and oversees the HUD-sponsored surveys collected by the U.S. Census Bureau. Additionally, Carter discusses the process that HUD and the Census Bureau are undertaking to gather input on topical modules for the 2023 AHS.

In Practice:
Creating Service-Rich Affordable Housing in a Long-Abandoned Industrial Building in Chicago
The Lofts on Arthington is a 181-unit affordable housing development with wraparound services serving the Homan Square neighborhood of Chicago. Developer Mercy Housing Lakefront selected a long-vacant Sears, Roebuck & Co. catalog printing building as the project site, and the Lofts on Arthington retain many of the industrial building's historic details. The development includes an onsite educational services space, where residents can enroll their children in prekindergarten services.

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