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Case Studies

HUD USER publishes a series of case studies based on federal, state and local strategies that increase affordable housing opportunities, apply sustainable features and practices, and increase access to public transportation. The projects featured in these reports have demonstrated innovation through a multitude of partnerships and initiatives. Each report outlines a project’s objectives and the development strategies used to achieve them.


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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Small Grant Maker Fills Resource Gaps for Local Homeless Service Providers

In 1997, as part of the redevelopment of the Philadelphia Naval Base for nonmilitary purposes, the city of Philadelphia partnered with the Urban Affairs Coalition (UAC) to repurpose 400 naval housing units to serve families experiencing homelessness. Because the housing site had limited access to public transit, jobs, and services, the city sold the property for market-rate development and used the proceeds from the sale to capitalize the Homeless Assistance Fund, Inc. (HAFI).
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