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Making ADU Development Equitable in California

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. Thanks to this more hospitable legal and financial landscape, ADU permitting and construction has expanded rapidly in California in recent years.



Redevelopment of County Office Space Includes New Affordable Housing Units in Austin, Texas

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.

Housing and Community Development in Alaska

Before joining the Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R), I worked as a team member in HUD’s Office of Native American Programs (ONAP) based in Washington, DC.

Supporting Homeless Youth in Anchorage, Alaska

In towns and cities nationwide, communities are seeking ways to curb homelessness and provide needed affordable housing to members of their community, particularly vulnerable populations such as unhoused youth.

Housing in Northern Alaska

The Taġiuġmiullu Nunamiullu Housing Authority (TNHA) is based in Utqiaġvik, Alaska, the northernmost community in the United States.

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