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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 2017 completion of the Lofts on Arthington — a 181-unit affordable housing development with wraparound services built by mission-driven developer Mercy Housing Lakefront (MHL) — represents one of the final stages in a decades-long effort to rebuild the Homan Square neighborhood of Chicago.