Tag Archives: Housing

Why Small Will Soon Be Large

​ Cities around the U.S. are grappling with skyrocketing rents and home prices – and increasingly looking to accessory dwelling units (ADUs) for relief. These small homes built in the backyards, attics and basements of single-family houses can offer solutions to cities facing steeply rising rents, displacement, and the pollution that is changing our planet’s climate. Read more... Read more

Washington, D.C., Department of Housing and Community Development Wins ULI Housing Policy Award

​Washington, D.C.’s Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has been selected by ULI’s Terwilliger Center for Housing as the winner of the 2017 Robert C. Larson Housing Policy Leadership Award, an annual recognition of the innovative ways the public sector is addressing the country’s affordable housing crisis. Read more... Read more

2017 Federal Financing Toolkit

The 2017 Federal Financing Toolkit has been updated and expanded to include 90 federal financing opportunities that are designed to help real estate developers and investors as well as local elected officials achieve their development goals. There is a $60 fee for nonmembers. Learn more... Read more

Great Idea: Public Housing that Engages the City

In the late 20th Century, public housing in the US was routinely built in the form of “projects” that were symbols of crime-ridden, decaying cities. HUD leadership under then-secretary Henry Cisneros took the principles of new urban neighborhoods and low-income housing design and adopted them for the transformative HOPE VI program, which changed the face of public housing. These principles became standard for later federal programs like Choice Neighborhoods and similar initiatives in cities, yet the implementation of this idea continues... Read more

Addressing Housing and Health: How Cities Are Making a Difference

Join the Urban Institute and the National League of Cities as they explore the role of mayors and city leaders, in partnership with key social sector stakeholders, in achieving better health outcomes through safe, affordable housing initiatives. This free webinar will discuss emerging city-level models, based on a recent convening of mayors and city teams, and share new research from the Urban Institute on unique health and housing interventions at the neighborhood and city level. Register now... Read more

Urban Blight and Public Health: Addressing the Impact of Substandard Housing, Abandoned Buildings, and Vacant Lots

​We spend more than two-thirds of our time where we live; thus, housing and neighborhood conditions affect our well-being. The health impacts from blighted properties are often not immediately visible or felt. This report synthesizes recent studies on the complexities of how blight affects the health of individuals and neighborhoods while offering a blend of policy and program recommendations to help guide communities in taking a more holistic and coordinated approach, such as expanding the use of health impact assessments,... Read more
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