AFFORDABLE HOUSING
HUD USER Home > PD&R Edge Home > Affordable Housing Archive


Monroe Gardens Preserves Affordable Housing and Pilots Digital Equity in Revitalization Area
Monroe Gardens Preserves Affordable Housing and Pilots Digital Equity in Revitalization Area

Phoenix, Arizona, is redeveloping its obsolete public housing stock to deconcentrate poverty and create quality affordable housing units.




Expanding Equitable Opportunities in Housing
Expanding Equitable Opportunities in Housing

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.


Global Cities and Affordable Housing: Lusaka
Square Revenue House in Lusaka, Zambia.

The Global Cities and Affordable Housing series’ next city is Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia, a landlocked country in Southern Africa.



First Project of County’s Mixed-Use Campus Serves Low-Income Families
First Project of County’s Mixed-Use Campus Serves Low-Income Families

Opened in January 2022, Mercy North Auburn is an affordable housing project within the Placer County Government Center (PCGC) campus in Auburn, California.



PD&R Quarterly Update: Institutional Investors in Housing
PD&R Quarterly Update: Institutional Investors in Housing

On December 6, 2022, HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) held a Quarterly Update event on institutional investors in housing. Researchers and community practitioners discussed institutional investors’ growing role in the housing market, the effects of this growth, and actions to combat some of the negative effects of these investments, particularly on renters and prospective buyers of single-family homes


Small Cottage Village in Clarkston, Georgia, Provides Opportunity for Affordable Homeownership
Small Cottage Village in Clarkston, Georgia, Provides Opportunity for Affordable Homeownership

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.



Building a New Community From Historic Roots in Washington, D.C.
Building a New Community From Historic Roots in Washington, D.C.

Ward 7 in Washington, D.C. has long suffered from disinvestment and high concentrations of poverty.



 

Pursuing Equitable Climate Adaptation in Legacy Cities
Pursuing Equitable Climate Adaptation in Legacy Cities

Cities across the United States must adapt to a changing climate.



 

Denver Community Center Offers Surplus Land for Affordable Housing
Denver Community Center Offers Surplus Land for Affordable Housing

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs), many of whom have very low incomes, tend to have difficulty finding safe and affordable housing.



Making ADU Development Equitable in California
Making ADU Development Equitable in California

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.


 

Redevelopment of County Office Space Includes New Affordable Housing Units in Austin, Texas
Redevelopment of County Office Space Includes New Affordable Housing Units in Austin, Texas

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.


Supporting Homeless Youth in Anchorage, Alaska
Supporting Homeless Youth in Anchorage, Alaska

In towns and cities nationwide, communities are seeking ways to curb homelessness and provide needed affordable housing to members of their community, particularly vulnerable populations such as unhoused youth.


A Tiny Home for Little Diomede, Alaska
A Tiny Home for Little Diomede, Alaska

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.



Building a New Multigenerational Neighborhood in Eagle River, Alaska
Building a New Multigenerational Neighborhood in Eagle River, Alaska

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.


The Clinton Avenue Apartments Preserves Affordable Housing and a Piece of Albany’s Architectural History
The Clinton Avenue Apartments Preserves Affordable Housing and a Piece of Albany’s Architectural History

Reopened in summer 2021, the Clinton Avenue Apartments is a 210-unit, scattered-site affordable housing development in the Arbor Hill neighborhood of Albany, New York.


Alternative Pathways to Affordable Homeownership
Alternative Pathways to Affordable Homeownership

A Pew Charitable Trusts survey conducted in 2019 found that one in five home borrowers pursued alternative financing options at least once as a pathway to homeownership when they could not access traditional mortgages.


Salt Lake City Housing Authority Serves Residents Experiencing Homelessness
Salt Lake City Housing Authority Serves Residents Experiencing Homelessness

In September 2020, the Housing Authority of Salt Lake City (HASLC) opened a 100-unit permanent supportive housing development for people experiencing homelessness or housing instability.


 

Global Cities and Affordable Housing: Nairobi
Global Cities and Affordable Housing: Nairobi

The next city in our Global Cities and Affordable Housing series is Nairobi, Kenya, located in East Africa. The Maasai tribe, local nomadic pastoralists, named the city Enkare Nairobi, or “cool water” in the Maa language, after a large watering hole. Nairobi was colonized as a railway city by the British East African Company in the 1890s. Swahili and English are the national languages.

 

Supportive Housing in Los Angeles Embodies Policy Innovations
Supportive Housing in Los Angeles Embodies Policy Innovations

In 2016, Los Angeles, voters approved Proposition HHH, which funds the development of supportive, affordable housing for individuals and families experiencing homelessness.


 

Local Action To Increase Affordable Housing Supply
Photo of three two-story houses.

On June 23, 2022, the Bipartisan Policy Center hosted the Terwilliger Center Summit on Housing Supply Solutions in Washington, D.C.