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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.



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.



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.



A Look Back at Hurricane Katrina
A Look Back at Hurricane Katrina

In late August 2021, we received reports of a strengthening storm — Hurricane Ida — that was projected to make landfall in Louisiana.




El Monte, California Takes Initiative To House Local Homeless and Unserved Veterans
El Monte, California Takes Initiative To House Local Homeless and Unserved Veterans

In 2019, approximately 1 out of 500 veterans in the United States were experiencing homelessness.




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.




The Johnson Ranch Development Brings Workforce Housing to Rapid City, South Dakota
The Johnson Ranch Development Brings Workforce Housing to Rapid City, South Dakota

Johnson Ranch provides 77 single-family homes, a group foster house with affiliated apartments, and community spaces for residents of Rapid City, South Dakota.




Fostering Positive Outcomes Through Community Violence Intervention
Fostering Positive Outcomes Through Community Violence Intervention

Across large U.S. cities in 2020, violent crimes such as homicides and gun assaults rose 30 percent and 8 percent compared to 2019, respectively, particularly impacting communities of color and high-poverty neighborhoods.



Creating Service-Rich Affordable Housing in a Long-Abandoned Industrial Building in Chicago
Creating Service-Rich Affordable Housing in a Long-Abandoned Industrial Building in Chicago

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.




Innovative Funding Provides Culturally Specific Affordable Housing to Native Americans
Innovative Funding Provides Culturally Specific Affordable Housing to Native Americans

For the first time in the United States, Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Program funds were used to construct affordable housing outside of reservation lands.




The Bloom Colocates Affordable Housing and Emergency Shelter in Alexandria, Virginia
The Bloom Colocates Affordable Housing and Emergency Shelter in Alexandria, Virginia

Opened in 2020, the Bloom is a 97-unit affordable housing development that shares its 7-story building in the Braddock Road neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia, with Carpenter’s Shelter, a ground-floor emergency shelter for people experiencing homelessness.



Equitable Rebuilding in Detroit Through the Strategic Neighborhood Fund
Equitable Rebuilding in Detroit Through the Strategic Neighborhood Fund

African-American residents of Detroit experienced devastating effects from the Great Recession. Job losses in the auto industry set off a chain reaction of income loss, declining property values, and depressed municipal tax revenue that induced the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history.



The Village at Washington Terrace Preserves Affordable Housing in Gentrifying East Raleigh, North Carolina
The Village at Washington Terrace Preserves Affordable Housing in Gentrifying East Raleigh, North Carolina

Opened in 2019, The Village at Washington Terrace is an affordable housing development located in the historic East Raleigh neighborhood of Raleigh, North Carolina.



The Atlantis Apartments Provide Affordable, Accessible Units for Residents With Disabilities in Denver, Colorado
The Atlantis Apartments Provide Affordable, Accessible Units for Residents  With Disabilities in Denver, Colorado

Denver, Colorado, like many communities across the United States, has struggled to address the affordable housing needs of people with disabilities because housing that is both affordable and accessible to people experiencing physical, sensory, intellectual, or developmental disabilities is in short supply.


Leveraging Private Investment To Meet Affordable Housing Needs
Leveraging Private Investment To Meet Affordable Housing Needs

Public spending forms the basis of affordable housing production or preservation. When public funds are unavailable or prioritized elsewhere, however, nongovernmental entities can fill this financing gap with private investment funds.



New Affordable Housing and New Opportunity in LaGrange, Georgia
The New Rolland Curtis Gardens Preserves and Expands Transit-Adjacent Affordable Housing in Los Angeles

For the first time in nearly 50 years, the LaGrange Housing Authority (LHA), which serves the small city of LaGrange, Georgia, as well as the rest of Troup County and other nearby areas, completed a new affordable housing project.



The 2021 Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition
The 2021 Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition

The 2021 Innovation in Affordable Housing (IAH) Student Design and Planning Competition partnered with Fresno Housing Authority (FHA) to challenge teams to create innovative workforce housing solutions for residents of Firebaugh, California.



The New Rolland Curtis Gardens Preserves and Expands Transit-Adjacent Affordable Housing in Los Angeles
The New Rolland Curtis Gardens Preserves and Expands Transit-Adjacent Affordable Housing in Los Angeles

Rolland Curtis Gardens opened in November 2019 in the Exposition Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.