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The Future Is Modular: HUD and MOD X’s Offsite Construction Workshop and Tours
The Future Is Modular: HUD and MOD X’s Offsite Construction Workshop and Tours

In early February, the National Institute of Building Sciences and MOD X organized a 2-day tour of offsite housing construction facilities and projects in Boston, Maryland, and Virginia.




Mobilizing Surplus State Land for Affordable Housing In Downtown Sacramento
Mobilizing Surplus State Land for Affordable Housing In Downtown Sacramento

To help address California’s housing affordability crisis, Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order (EO) in 2019 to boost the use of surplus state-owned land for affordable housing development.



Using AI to Promote Equitable and Affordable Housing
Using AI to Promote Equitable and Affordable Housing

The deployment of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies in housing is underway and poised to accelerate in the coming years.



PD&R and Public Housing
PD&R and Public Housing

In 1974, Michael Moskow, then the assistant secretary of the newly formed Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R), stated in the November issue of HUD Challenge...




Solar-Powered Apartments Empower Residents of All Abilities
Solar-Powered Apartments Empower Residents of All Abilities

Wynne Watts Commons opened in 2022 in the Wilkes East neighborhood of Gresham, Oregon, a city of 111,643 in the Portland metropolitan region.



Increasing the Supply of Affordable Single-Family Homes
Increasing the Supply of Affordable Single-Family Homes

Homeownership can offer significant benefits compared with renting, including building generational wealth and promoting household stability.



Former Massachusetts High School Converted to Affordable Housing for Seniors
Former Massachusetts High School Converted to Affordable Housing for Seniors

In 2022, developers transformed a century-old, abandoned school building in Southbridge, Massachusetts, into a mixed-income housing development for seniors.



PD&R Quarterly Update: Cash Assistance and Housing
PD&R Quarterly Update: Cash Assistance and Housing

Many communities across the United States are implementing direct cash programs to assist low-income households.



The Potential of Advanced Modular Housing Design for Post-Disaster Housing
The Potential of Advanced Modular Housing Design for Post-Disaster Housing

Natural disasters often create an acute and urgent need for affordable temporary housing units to accommodate displaced households as they and their communities recover.


Preserving Affordable Housing in Gentrifying Omaha Neighborhood
Preserving Affordable Housing in Gentrifying Omaha Neighborhood

In fall 2023, a local nonprofit in Omaha, Nebraska, finished rehabilitating two century-old, historically designated buildings into affordable apartments in a neighborhood...



Enabling Access to Neighborhoods of Opportunity
Enabling Access to Neighborhoods of Opportunity

Research over the past two decades indicates that neighborhood characteristics influence social and economic outcomes for families and children.



 

Vertically Integrated Modular Housing Project Opens in Auburn, Washington
Vertically Integrated Modular Housing Project Opens in Auburn, Washington

Blokable at Phoenix Rising, a vertically integrated 12-unit affordable modular housing development in Auburn, Washington, opened in 2020.



Using Historic Preservation to Promote Affordability and Revitalization
Using Historic Preservation to Promote Affordability and Revitalization

The relationship between historic preservation and housing affordability is not always straightforward.



Homelessness and Housing Insecurity Among Older Adults
Tackling Racial Inequities in Homeownership

In October 2023, the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University (JCHS) hosted...



 

Providing Affordable Housing Through Historic Preservation in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Providing Affordable Housing Through Historic Preservation in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Opened in July 2021, Frost Terrace Apartments is a 40-unit affordable housing complex in the Porter Square neighborhood of Cambridge, Massachusetts.



International Affairs
International Affairs

Every domestic agency in the federal government has an international affairs office, including HUD.


An Innovative Approach to Tackling the Housing Supply and Affordability Issue in Canada: The Housing Accelerator Fund
An Innovative Approach to Tackling the Housing Supply and Affordability Issue in Canada: The Housing Accelerator Fund

Over the past couple decades, the development of new housing units in both the United States and Canada has failed to keep pace with demand, leading to rising housing costs.


 

Bringing Nature to Supportive Housing in the Bronx
Bringing Nature to Supportive Housing in the Bronx

Permanent supportive and affordable housing can significantly improve outcomes for many people, including those with previous experiences...



The History of Housing Insecurity Research at PD&R
The History of Housing Insecurity Research at PD&R

Throughout its history, the Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) has sought to understand the prevalence, causes, and consequences of housing insecurity...


Renovated Cedar Street Apartments Provide Affordable Housing in Washington, D.C.
Renovated Cedar Street Apartments Provide Affordable Housing in Washington, D.C.

Located in the historic Takoma neighborhood of Washington, D.C., Cedar Street Apartments faced extensive damage from a microburst storm ...



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