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).
Prado Family Homes, a 50-unit supportive affordable housing development, opened in July 2022 in the Los Angeles suburb of Fountain Valley, California.
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.
Over the past several years, the Far Rockaway neighborhood of Queens in New York City has been the focus of significant redevelopment activity.
In the inaugural article of this year-long series, Todd Richardson (at PD&R from 1991 to 1997 and 2000 to present), Jill Khadduri (at PD&R from 1973 to 2000), and Sahian Valladares (at PD&R from 2022 to present), reflect on PD&R’s first 50 years.
Phoenix, Arizona, is redeveloping its obsolete public housing stock to deconcentrate poverty and create quality affordable housing units.
The legacy of racist housing policies, coupled with a shortage of affordable housing, has hindered the ability of minority and low-income families to build wealth, afford quality housing, and offer opportunities to their children.
Opened in January 2022, Mercy North Auburn is an affordable housing project within the Placer County Government Center (PCGC) campus in Auburn, California.
Opened in summer 2021, the Cottages on Vaughan is a pocket neighborhood of small homes in downtown Clarkston, Georgia, a city of approximately 15,000 people located 11 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta.
The coronavirus pandemic has disproportionately affected seniors, who are more prone to severe illness and death from COVID-19; are more likely to live in congregate settings; and are more likely to require in-person services, which increase their risk of exposure.
Ward 7 in Washington, D.C. has long suffered from disinvestment and high concentrations of poverty.
Cities across the United States must adapt to a changing climate.
People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs), many of whom have very low incomes, tend to have difficulty finding safe and affordable housing.
Persistent housing shortages in California and the resulting high housing costs prompted state lawmakers, starting in 2016, to pass a series of laws legalizing and facilitating the construction of accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in the state.
The Taġiuġmiullu Nunamiullu Housing Authority (TNHA) is based in Utqiaġvik, Alaska, the northernmost community in the United States.
In 2016, Travis County partnered with developer DMA Companies to construct Travis Flats, an affordable housing development located within the boundaries of multiple revitalization plans commissioned by the county and the city of Austin, Texas.
Ensuring sufficient affordable housing is a challenge for many communities, but in the Bering Strait region of Alaska, topography, climate, and a lack of infrastructure can make housing construction especially challenging.
In Eagle River, Alaska, located approximately 15 miles from downtown Anchorage, the Cook Inlet Housing Authority (CIHA) is helping revitalize the city’s downtown while providing affordable housing and green amenities to seniors, families, and other residents.