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The Willard Street Apartments Provide Affordable Housing and Nonprofit Dental Care in Durham
The Willard Street Apartments Provide Affordable Housing and Nonprofit Dental Care in Durham

Located adjacent to the Durham Station Transportation Center, the 82-unit Willard Street Apartments is the first affordable housing project built in downtown Durham, North Carolina.



PD&R Quarterly Update: Government’s Response to the Eviction Crisis
PD&R Quarterly Update: Government’s Response to the Eviction Crisis

HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) held its most recent Quarterly Update on December 9, 2021.



Enhanced Federal Funding Is Helping Cities Address Homelessness
Enhanced Federal Funding Is Helping Cities Address Homelessness

Funds from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) are allowing cities and states to invest in long-term recovery from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.



A Former Soldiers Home Offers Permanent Supportive Housing for Veterans
A Former Soldiers Home Offers Permanent Supportive Housing for Veterans

In March 2021, the Milwaukee Soldiers Home, a historic landmark on the grounds of the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, that once housed elderly and disabled Civil War veterans in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, reopened as a supportive housing complex for veterans.



Using Healthcare Payors To Fill the Affordable Housing Gap
Using Healthcare Payors To Fill the Affordable Housing Gap

Despite the strong relationship between housing and health outcomes, access to quality health care and affordable housing often have been treated as separate goals.



Permanent Supportive Housing Created Within 3 Months of Extended Stay Hotel Acquisition
Permanent Supportive Housing Created Within 3 Months of Extended Stay Hotel Acquisition

The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated homelessness in many cities, requiring the rapid expansion of permanent supportive housing for individuals and families.



Intergenerational Affordable Housing for LGBT Youth and Seniors in Los Angeles
Intergenerational Affordable Housing for LGBT Youth and Seniors in Los Angeles

People who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) face disproportionately high rates of homelessness and can encounter hostility in accessing housing and other services because of their gender expression or sexual identity.



Reforming Local Land Use Regulations To Increase Housing Production
Reforming Local Land Use Regulations To Increase Housing Production

A major challenge to achieving widespread housing affordability in the United States is the persistent underproduction of new housing.



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.


Arroyo Village Provides a Full Spectrum of Housing in a Transit-Oriented Development Denver, Colorado
Arroyo Village Provides a Full Spectrum of Housing in a Transit-Oriented Development Denver, Colorado

Opened in 2019, Arroyo Village is a $38 million, 130-unit development that combines affordable workforce housing, permanent supportive housing, and a 60-bed homeless shelter on a single property in northwest Denver’s Villa Park neighborhood.



Abandoned Naval Barracks in Seattle Converted Into Affordable Housing
Abandoned Naval Barracks in Seattle Converted Into Affordable Housing

In 1970, the United States Navy deactivated a 413-acre naval base in Seattle.




Zoning Reform at the State Level
Zoning Reform at the State Level

Exclusionary land use laws perpetuate segregation, threaten the supply of affordable housing, and hinder sustainable development. Although these issues are mainly a product of local zoning codes, states can enact zoning reforms that address equity, economy, and environmental concerns.



Biennial Worst Case Housing Needs Assessment Reveals Ongoing Challenges in Years Before Pandemic
Biennial Worst Case Housing Needs Assessment Reveals Ongoing Challenges in Years Before Pandemic

Every 2 years, HUD has produced a report analyzing the current state and long-term trends of the worst case housing needs in the United States.



Fulfilling a Mission To Serve Families at Risk of Experiencing Homelessness
Fulfilling a Mission To Serve Families at Risk of Experiencing Homelessness

Permanent supportive housing is an effective strategy for helping families at risk of experiencing homelessness find the stability and assistance they need to break intergenerational cycles of poverty.




Developing Affordable Housing Through Faith-Based Partnerships
Developing Affordable Housing Through Faith-Based Partnerships

Addressing the high cost and limited stock of available housing units in the Washington, D.C. region requires innovative solutions and partnerships to ensure that low-income households can access affordable housing.



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
Image of a residential street in Los Angeles.

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.




Opportunities to Increase Housing Production and Preservation
Photo of housing in a residential neighborhood.

The United States needs more housing, and more varied types of housing, to meet households’ needs throughout the country.



Local Housing Strategies in the Wake of the Pandemic
Local Housing Strategies in the Wake of the Pandemic

In June 2021, the national housing development and advocacy nonprofit Enterprise Community Partners hosted HUD officials and local government executives from around the country in a webinar to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on housing, the vital importance of federal resources, and plans to ensure that affordable housing is equitable.