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Opened in 2018, Fairwood Commons is an affordable 54-unit apartment building for seniors in the historic Franklin Park n...
02/17/2021

Opened in 2018, Fairwood Commons is an affordable 54-unit apartment building for seniors in the historic Franklin Park neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio. Regional affordable housing developer Woda Cooper Companies (WCC) and the local nonprofit East Columbus Development Company undertook the $12.2 million project to provide low-income seniors with an option for aging in place in the rapidly changing Near East Side neighborhood, which had been experiencing rising property values since the early 2010s. Read the case study on HUD User: https://www.huduser.gov/portal/casestudies/study_122920.html

In the latest trending article on “The Edge,” Janet Li of PD&R’s Public Finance and Regulatory Analysis Division discuss...
02/16/2021

In the latest trending article on “The Edge,” Janet Li of PD&R’s Public Finance and Regulatory Analysis Division discusses HUD-assisted tenants and this population’s risk of contracting or becoming seriously ill from COVID-19. Using data from HUD’s Picture of Subsidized Households and the American Housing Survey, Li examines how HUD-assisted renters compare to the general population in terms of the prevalence of health risk factors such as advanced age. Li concludes that HUD-assisted tenants, and those eligible for but not receiving assistance, are especially vulnerable to COVID-19 risks. Read more on “The Edge”: https://www.huduser.gov/portal/pdredge/pdr-edge-trending-020821.html

Opened in 2019, the Watson is a 140-unit apartment building serving tenants with a mixed range of incomes in Quincy, Mas...
02/12/2021

Opened in 2019, the Watson is a 140-unit apartment building serving tenants with a mixed range of incomes in Quincy, Massachusetts. The four-story project, which offers market-rate, low-income, and moderate-income workforce units, was developed in partnership by WinnCompanies and NeighborWorks Housing Solutions with funding from a range of sources, including the state’s Workforce Housing Initiative. The Watson features ample outdoor space and is located close to an MBTA red line station. Read more on “The Edge”: https://www.huduser.gov/portal/pdredge/pdr-edge-inpractice-020821.html

In the latest leadership message on “The Edge,” director of PD&R’s International and Philanthropic Affairs Division Cynt...
02/11/2021

In the latest leadership message on “The Edge,” director of PD&R’s International and Philanthropic Affairs Division Cynthia Campbell discusses the role that community gardens can play in combating food insecurity, a problem that is on the rise during the COVID-19 pandemic. In her discussion, Campbell highlights several innovative food access programs involving community and home gardens, distribution of or collection from fruit trees, and other direct-production methods of generating fresh food. Read more on “The Edge”: https://www.huduser.gov/portal/pdredge/pdr-edge-frm-asst-sec-020821.html

In November 2020, the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University held a virtual symposium to mark the releas...
02/10/2021

In November 2020, the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University held a virtual symposium to mark the release of its annual “State of the Nation’s Housing” report. A panel of four housing and policy professionals discussed the report’s findings, including a lack of progress in addressing housing affordability, one of many problems that may be worsened by the pandemic. Read more on “The Edge”: https://www.huduser.gov/portal/pdredge/pdr-edge-featd-article-020821.html

Each month, HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research produces a report on the health of the nation's housing mark...
02/09/2021

Each month, HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research produces a report on the health of the nation's housing market, highlighting key statistics and trends. National housing market indicators available for January 2021 showed that activity in housing markets improved overall. The full National Housing Market Indicators report for January 2021 is now available on HUD User:https://www.huduser.gov/portal/sites/default/files/pdf/Housing-Market-Indicators-Report-January-2021.pdf

The four finalist student teams advancing to Phase II of the 2021 Innovation In Affordable Housing competition will be a...
02/08/2021

The four finalist student teams advancing to Phase II of the 2021 Innovation In Affordable Housing competition will be announced on February 12. The finalist teams will be challenged to further refine their solutions and incorporate more detail and analyses. For more information, visit HUD User: https://www.huduser.gov/portal/challenge/home.html

To help new visitors get the most out of the website, HUD User features a First Time Visitor page. The page is a concise...
02/05/2021
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To help new visitors get the most out of the website, HUD User features a First Time Visitor page. The page is a concise guide to the information and assistance available through the HUD User website. Explore the First Time Visitor page on HUD User: https://www.huduser.gov/portal/firsttimevisit.html

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02/04/2021

HUD User offers a selection of our most popular housing and community development research in a variety of eBook-friendly formats. We invite you to browse our inventory and download titles of interest on the HUD User eBookstore: https://www.huduser.gov/portal/eBookStore.html

HUD User offers mobile web applications that provide access to the latest housing research and data from HUD’s Office of...
02/03/2021
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HUD User offers mobile web applications that provide access to the latest housing research and data from HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research. Find information on how to download these free apps on HUD User: https://www.huduser.gov/portal/pdr_mobile.html

    Stay Connected through Mobile PD&R’s mobile web applications provide you the latest housing research and data at your fingertips. Download these free apps for your Android powered smartphones and stay informed. PD&R USHMC Overview The U.S. Housing Market Conditions (USHMC) App is an easy to ...

In the city of Long Beach, California, the Century Villages at Cabrillo, occupying a 27-acre site where housing for the ...
02/02/2021

In the city of Long Beach, California, the Century Villages at Cabrillo, occupying a 27-acre site where housing for the U.S. Navy once stood, provides supportive housing for more than 1,500 people who experienced or were at risk of homelessness, including veterans, Native Americans, and persons living with disabilities. Read the case study on HUD User: https://www.huduser.gov/portal/casestudies/study_012621.html

The latest article in a series focusing on HUD’s Comprehensive Housing Market Analyses (CHMAs) examines the Phoenix-Mesa...
02/01/2021

The latest article in a series focusing on HUD’s Comprehensive Housing Market Analyses (CHMAs) examines the Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler Housing Market Area (Phoenix HMA). Located in south central Arizona and home to nearly two-thirds of the population of the state, the Phoenix HMA experienced employment growth that outpaced the national average from 2011–19, and growth is expected to continue more modestly in the next 3 years. Learn more on “The Edge”: https://www.huduser.gov/portal/pdredge/pdr-edge-spotlight-article-012521.html

Opened in 2018, The Chicon is a 28-unit mixed-income condominium complex in East Austin, Texas. The Chestnut Neighborhoo...
01/29/2021

Opened in 2018, The Chicon is a 28-unit mixed-income condominium complex in East Austin, Texas. The Chestnut Neighborhood Revitalization Corporation, an affordable housing nonprofit, developed the project as a city-designated land trust, which protects its affordable status through the use of deed restrictions even as units are sold. Three-quarters of the condos are affordable to moderate-income households, and all eight of the ground-floor commercial spaces were sold as ownership units at below-market prices to retail occupants approved by a volunteer board. Read more on “The Edge”: https://www.huduser.gov/portal/pdredge/pdr-edge-inpractice-012521.html

In the latest leadership message on “The Edge,” general deputy assistant secretary for PD&R Todd M. Richardson discusses...
01/28/2021

In the latest leadership message on “The Edge,” general deputy assistant secretary for PD&R Todd M. Richardson discusses his recent joint presentation, with fellow evaluation officers from the U.S. Departments of Labor, Education, and Commerce, to the evidence team at the Office of Management and Budget. The presentation addressed the departments' shared use of administrative data, barriers that still exist to sharing such information, and plans for future work. Read more on #TheEdge: https://www.huduser.gov/portal/pdredge/pdr-edge-frm-asst-sec-012521.html

In November 2020, the National League of Cities Virtual City Summit hosted an online panel event titled "Homelessness an...
01/27/2021

In November 2020, the National League of Cities Virtual City Summit hosted an online panel event titled "Homelessness and Health: Addressing Unmet Needs to Improve Outcomes," during which speakers discussed cross-sector collaboration, resource sharing, real-time data collection, and other strategies for improving systems to address homelessness. The panelists also examined the role of the opioid epidemic, substandard housing, environmental conditions, and community trust. Read more on “The Edge”: https://www.huduser.gov/portal/pdredge/pdr-edge-featd-article-012521.html

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01/26/2021
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The 2021 HUD Secretary’s Awards for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships is open for submissions. This award emphasizes cro...
01/25/2021

The 2021 HUD Secretary’s Awards for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships is open for submissions. This award emphasizes cross-sector partnerships between the philanthropic and public sectors. The goal is to recognize the partnership process and its impact as a community strategy to increase the quality of life for low- and moderate-income residents across all American geographies — urban, suburban, and rural. The deadline for submissions is Monday, March 1, 2021. Learn more at HUD User: https://www.huduser.gov/portal/ipad/philanthropy-award.html

01/22/2021

In 2005, HUD entered into an agreement with the United States Postal Service (USPS) to receive quarterly aggregate data on addresses identified by the USPS as having been "Vacant" or "No-Stat" in the previous quarter. HUD makes these data available for researchers and practitioners to explore their potential utility for tracking neighborhood change on a quarterly basis. The USPS tract summary and crosswalk data for fourth quarter 2020 is now available on HUD User: https://www.huduser.gov/portal/datasets/usps.html

The comprehensive housing market analysis report for Westside Housing Market Area of Los Angeles County, California is n...
01/21/2021

The comprehensive housing market analysis report for Westside Housing Market Area of Los Angeles County, California is now available. According to the report, the number of households in the HMA is expected to grow during the forecast by an average of 810, or 0.2 percent, annually to 512,100, accounting for 15 percent of the total households in the Los Angeles division. Read more on HUD User:https://www.huduser.gov/portal/publications/pdf/LosAngeles-WestsideCA-CHMA-20.pdf

01/20/2021

The Picture of Subsidized Households data set allows users to sketch a picture of more than 5 million subsidized households across the United States. Data is available for various U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development assistance programs including Public Housing, Housing Choice Vouchers, Project Based Section 8, Moderate Rehabilitation, Section 236, and other HUD multifamily subsidies. The Picture of Subsidized Households data for 2020 is now available, and can be found on HUD User: https://www.huduser.gov/portal/datasets/assthsg.html

The 2021 HUD Secretary’s Awards for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships is open for submissions. This award emphasizes cro...
01/19/2021

The 2021 HUD Secretary’s Awards for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships is open for submissions. This award emphasizes cross-sector partnerships between the philanthropic and public sectors. The goal is to recognize the partnership process and its impact as a community strategy to increase the quality of life for low- and moderate-income residents across all American geographies — urban, suburban, and rural. The deadline for submissions is Monday, March 1, 2021. Learn more at HUD User: https://www.huduser.gov/portal/ipad/philanthropy-award.html

Opened in 2020, Guadalupe Court is a 38-unit, $18.2 million affordable apartment complex serving farmworkers and their f...
01/15/2021

Opened in 2020, Guadalupe Court is a 38-unit, $18.2 million affordable apartment complex serving farmworkers and their families in Guadalupe, California. The three-building project was built by nonprofit developer Peoples’ Self-Help Housing, and rental subsidies are provided via the USDA’s Section 521 Rural Rental Assistance program. Guadalupe Court features a barbeque area, a play area, and a community center with a computer room. Read more on “The Edge”: https://www.huduser.gov/portal/pdredge/pdr-edge-inpractice-011121.html

In October 2020, Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies sponsored a webinar titled “The Rent Eats First: ...
01/14/2021

In October 2020, Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies sponsored a webinar titled “The Rent Eats First: Using Residual Income to Measure Rental Affordability,” during which researcher Alexander Hermann discussed an alternative means of measuring cost burden. Hermann explained the traditional percentage-of-income measure of rental affordability, the alternative residual income measure, and the methodology and findings of the research he and his co-authors had produced comparing the two. Read more on “The Edge”: https://www.huduser.gov/portal/pdredge/pdr-edge-featd-article-011121.html

In the latest leadership message on “The Edge,” general deputy assistant secretary for PD&R Todd M. Richardson reviews t...
01/13/2021

In the latest leadership message on “The Edge,” general deputy assistant secretary for PD&R Todd M. Richardson reviews the office’s accomplishments in 2020 and discusses plans for 2021. In the retrospective, Richardson discusses significant anniversaries of legislation that were observed in 2020. In his discussion of plans for the coming year, Richardson reviews new funding allocations, research projects, and the addition of a new Office of the Chief Data Officer to PD&R’s organizational structure. Read more on “The Edge”: https://www.huduser.gov/portal/pdredge/pdr-edge-frm-asst-sec-011121.html

Each month, HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research produces a report on the health of the nation's housing mark...
01/12/2021

Each month, HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research produces a report on the health of the nation's housing market, highlighting key statistics and trends. National housing market indicators available for December 2020 showed activity in housing markets overall was mixed. The full National Housing Market Indicators report for December 2020 is now available on HUD User:https://www.huduser.gov/portal/sites/default/files/pdf/Housing-Market-Indicators-Report-December-2020.pdf

01/11/2021

The newest issue of “Cityscape” features a symposium reflecting on Moving to Work (MTW), a program authorized in 1996 giving public housing agencies (PHAs) flexibility in providing low-income housing assistance toward achieving three main objectives: improving cost effectiveness, promoting self-sufficiency among assisted households, and increasing housing choice for low-income families. Read more on HUD User: https://www.huduser.gov/portal/periodicals/cityscape.html

The Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) produces a quarterly report on the health of the nation's housing m...
01/08/2021

The Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) produces a quarterly report on the health of the nation's housing market that highlights key statistics and trends. The National Housing Market Summary for the third quarter of 2020 is now available on HUD User. The Housing Market Indicators overall portrayed a rebound from the second quarter. Learn more on HUD User:https://www.huduser.gov/portal/sites/default/files/pdf/NationalSummary_3Q20.pdf

The most recent case study on HUD User highlights Harvard University’s 20/20/2000 Initiative launched in 2000, in which ...
01/07/2021

The most recent case study on HUD User highlights Harvard University’s 20/20/2000 Initiative launched in 2000, in which the university pledged to invest $20 million into local affordable housing and community development initiatives over 20 years. In the summer of 2019, just months before the original pledge was set to expire, Harvard recommitted $20 million for another 20 years under a new name to better communicate the initiative’s mission: the Harvard Local Housing Collaborative. Read the case study on HUD User: https://www.huduser.gov/portal/casestudies/study_122120.html

HUD’s Office of PD&R has released a new report offering insights into the Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency (R...
01/06/2021

HUD’s Office of PD&R has released a new report offering insights into the Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) for Education Project SOAR grant program. Awarded in 2017, SOAR grants enabled nine participating public housing agencies to hire educational navigators to assist youth residents of public housing and their families in submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the standard form used to apply for financial aid for higher education. Read more on HUD User: https://www.huduser.gov/portal/publications/ROSS-SOAR-Closeout-Rept.html

01/05/2021

“Cityscape” is a peer-reviewed journal featuring original research on housing and community development issues published three times a year by HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research. The latest issue of “Cityscape,” which includes seven articles about HUD’s Moving to Work demonstration, is now available on HUD User: https://www.huduser.gov/portal/periodicals/cityscape.html

The deadline for teams to submit Phase I of the 2021 Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Compet...
01/04/2021

The deadline for teams to submit Phase I of the 2021 Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition is in three weeks ― January 25 at Noon EST. Phase I submissions will be evaluated by an independent subject-matter-expert panel of jurors, and four finalist teams will be selected to continue to Phase II based on the criteria described in the Planning and Design Criteria document. For more details, visit HUD User: https://www.huduser.gov/portal/challenge/home.html

12/31/2020

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