Affordable Housing | PD&R EDGE
Fifty years ago, HUD created the Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) in the midst of two very different demonstration projects: Operation Breakthrough and the Experimental Housing Allowance Program (EHAP).
By 2016, American Legion Post 139 in Arlington, Virginia, was grappling with declining membership and a 50-year-old facility that made fulfilling the organization’s mission — to serve and provide community to American veterans — increasingly challenging.
On May 1, 2023, HUD hosted a summit dedicated to policies and strategies designed to close the racial wealth gap in today’s financial markets.
John Arthur Flats, an affordable senior housing development geared for members of the LGBTQ+ community, opened in 2022 in Cincinnati’s Northside neighborhood.
The neighborhoods we live in profoundly affect not only our senses of community and identity but also the level of opportunity we find in proximity to good schools, health care, and jobs; a safe environment, and other resources.
On March 27, 2023, a British delegation composed of government officials from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities; Local Trust, a place-based funder of community initiatives; the Young Foundation...
In Historic Filipinotown, a Los Angeles neighborhood that often goes by the nickname HiFi, the median income of residents is only 40 percent of Los Angeles County’s median income, and many residents are at risk of displacement.
Completed in December 2022, Northwoods is an 80-unit affordable housing development in Plattsburgh, New York, a small city in the state’s North Country near the Canadian border.
On March 22, 2023, the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) held its first in-person Housing Policy Forum since 2019, entitled “Onward to Housing Justice.”
Auckland is a vibrant city boasting a wide variety of food, art, and cultural attractions.
In December 2022, the Starlight, a development with 100 affordable units targeted primarily to residents transitioning out of homelessness, opened in downtown Portland, Oregon.
Although many factors can precipitate individual episodes of homelessness, housing affordability, especially for low-income individuals and families, is inextricably intertwined with the prevalence of homelessness.
Prado Family Homes, a 50-unit supportive affordable housing development, opened in July 2022 in the Los Angeles suburb of Fountain Valley, California.
The first column of the PD&R@50 series noted that in 1973, HUD Secretary James Lynn combined the two functions of policy development and research to create the Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R).
In late February 2023, Catalina Velasco, the Colombian housing minister, led a delegation of Colombian officials to Washington, DC to meet with representatives from HUD and other federal and local agencies.
According to the Austin Area Comprehensive HIV Planning Council, housing is the most significant service gap for the 2,000 people living with HIV in Austin, Texas.
Accessing housing that is safe and affordable continues to be a challenge throughout the United States, while historic discriminatory practices have amplified inequities in housing.
Bulls Creek Apartments, in Charleston, South Carolina’s West Ashley neighborhood, is a 57-unit affordable housing development geared toward families.
Three years after the onset of COVID-19, the pandemic’s effects on the U.S. housing market and housing affordability continue to unfold.
Over the past several years, the Far Rockaway neighborhood of Queens in New York City has been the focus of significant redevelopment activity.