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.
Opened in summer 2021, the Cottages on Vaughan is a pocket neighborhood of small homes in downtown Clarkston, Georgia, a city of approximately 15,000 people located 11 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta.
The coronavirus pandemic has disproportionately affected seniors, who are more prone to severe illness and death from COVID-19; are more likely to live in congregate settings; and are more likely to require in-person services, which increase their risk of exposure.
Persistent housing shortages in California and the resulting high housing costs prompted state lawmakers, starting in 2016, to pass a series of laws legalizing and facilitating the construction of accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in the state.
In 2016, Travis County partnered with developer DMA Companies to construct Travis Flats, an affordable housing development located within the boundaries of multiple revitalization plans commissioned by the county and the city of Austin, Texas.
Ensuring sufficient affordable housing is a challenge for many communities, but in the Bering Strait region of Alaska, topography, climate, and a lack of infrastructure can make housing construction especially challenging.
In Eagle River, Alaska, located approximately 15 miles from downtown Anchorage, the Cook Inlet Housing Authority (CIHA) is helping revitalize the city’s downtown while providing affordable housing and green amenities to seniors, families, and other residents.
On September 22, 2022, HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) held its latest Quarterly Update event, which focused on climate and housing as well as HUD’s role in climate change mitigation and adaptation.