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Affordable Housing and Affordable Transit at Aspen Place
Affordable Housing and Affordable Transit at Aspen Place

Opened in 2019 on land once owned by the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA), Aspen Place is a 40-unit affordable development in the EcoVillage, a compact area in Cleveland, Ohio’s Detroit Shoreway neighborhood that is dedicated to environmental sustainability.



The 2022 Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition
The 2022 Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition

The 2022 Innovation in Affordable Housing (IAH) Student Design and Planning Competition partnered with Atlanta Housing (AH) to challenge the competitors to create innovative solutions for redeveloping the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center.


Lead Hazards in U.S. Housing: The American Healthy Homes Survey II
Lead Hazards in U.S. Housing: The American Healthy Homes Survey II

HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH) released findings on lead levels in American housing in an October 2021 report titled “American Healthy Homes Survey II Lead Findings.”




Quantitative and Qualitative Analyses of Unsheltered Homelessness at the Community Level
Quantitative and Qualitative Analyses of Unsheltered Homelessness at the Community Level

Since 2015, the number of people experiencing unsheltered homelessness in the United States — a population especially vulnerable to the economic, housing, and social effects of homelessness — has risen continuously.



US-EU Exchange: Advancing the Transatlantic Economic Recovery With Building Renovation and Clean Energy Solutions
US-EU Exchange: Advancing the Transatlantic Economic Recovery With Building Renovation and Clean Energy Solutions

“The United States and the world face a profound climate crisis.” Thus begins Executive Order 14008, “Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad,” which President Biden issued on January 27, 2021.



Increasing Housing Resilience in Rural Areas
Increasing Housing Resilience in Rural Areas

Many rural communities grapple with housing and environmental challenges resulting from geography, underinvestment, and a lack of services.



HUD’s Role in U.S. Climate Action Agenda
HUD’s Role in U.S. Climate Action Agenda

At November’s highly anticipated United Nations Council of the Parties conference (COP26), a delegation from HUD joined world leaders, ambassadors, experts, scientists, activists, and the media in Glasgow, Scotland, for the annual meeting focused on preventing dangerous changes to the environment.


UNECE Ministerial Meeting 2021
UNECE Ministerial Meeting 2021

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) hosted the UNECE Ministerial Meeting on Urban Development, Housing and Land Management at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, on October 6 and 7, 2021, as part of the 82nd session of the Committee on Housing, Urban Development and Land Management, held from October 6 to October 8, 2021.


Universal Housing Vouchers
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HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program is the largest rental subsidy program in the United States.




Promoting Homeownership as a Strategy for Housing Affordability
Promoting Homeownership as a Strategy for Housing Affordability

In the United States, owning a home is the largest generator of wealth for families, exceeding even a household’s income or their level of educational attainment.



Los Angeles-Based Pilot Stabilizes Small Landlords in Vulnerable Neighborhoods
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A coalition of philanthropic and nonprofit partners are piloting a new initiative in select neighborhoods in Los Angeles that is intended to stabilize small landlords whose tenants have been disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.



Adaptive Reuse of Historic High School Provides a Low-Carbon Community for Seniors in East Haven, Connecticut
Adaptive Reuse of Historic High School Provides a Low-Carbon Community for Seniors in East Haven, Connecticut

East Haven High School in East Haven, Connecticut, had been vacant for more than 20 years when town officials issued a request for proposals to rehabilitate the historic landmark.




The 2021 Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition
The 2021 Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition

The 2021 Innovation in Affordable Housing (IAH) Student Design and Planning Competition partnered with Fresno Housing Authority (FHA) to challenge teams to create innovative workforce housing solutions for residents of Firebaugh, California.



Redwood Crossings Provides Permanent Supportive Housing in Salem, Oregon
Redwood Crossings Provides Permanent Supportive Housing in Salem, Oregon

Redwood Crossings is the first development in Salem, Oregon, to offer permanent supportive housing to individuals experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness.




Bringing Education and Affordable Housing Together for Farmworker Families in California
Bringing Education and Affordable Housing Together for Farmworker Families in California

The Corona neighborhood of Queens, New York, faces some significant challenges, such as providing affordable housing for seniors and reducing overcrowding in local childcare and education facilities.




HUD’s New Research Awards in 2020
HUD’s New Research Awards in 2020

It is the mission of HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) to provide reliable and objective housing research and market data for its constituents — housing and community development researchers, academics, policymakers, and the American public.



Making and Maintaining Housing Affordability
Making and Maintaining Housing Affordability

Policymakers and researchers, over the course of decades, have developed numerous approaches to promoting housing affordability.



An Overview of Historical Reports on HUD User
An Overview of Historical Reports on HUD User

Since its creation as a HUD office in 1973, the Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) has sponsored and disseminated groundbreaking research.



Building an Affordable Community in Louisville, Colorado
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Over the past two decades, the small city of Louisville in Boulder County, Colorado, has struggled to maintain housing affordability for low- and middle-income households as the area’s growth in home prices has outpaced its growth in wages.




Diverse Projects and Shared Effort Characterize Opportunity Zone Initiatives
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Opportunity Zones are a place-based strategy to spur needed revitalization in underinvested areas throughout the United States.