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Affordable Senior Housing for a Gentrifying Boston Neighborhood
Affordable Senior Housing for a Gentrifying Boston Neighborhood

The South Boston neighborhood, located a few miles from downtown Boston, is well known as a working-class area and home to a large community of Irish immigrants and their descendants.



Supportive Housing Sustains Native American Culture and Addresses Homelessness in Seattle, Washington
Supportive Housing Sustains Native American Culture and Addresses Homelessness in Seattle, Washington

In King County, Washington, which includes the city of Seattle, Native Americans account for only 1 percent of the population but 15 percent of the total population of those experiencing homelessness and 32 percent of the total population of those experiencing chronic homelessness.

Promoting Supportive Housing at the State Level
Promoting Supportive Housing at the State Level

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), state governments have increasingly focused on enhancing services and protections at the intersection of housing and health — including on topics such as eviction prevention, recovery residences, and supportive housing — since the coronavirus pandemic began.

Quantitative and Qualitative Analyses of Unsheltered Homelessness at the Community Level
Quantitative and Qualitative Analyses of Unsheltered Homelessness at the Community Level

Since 2015, the number of people experiencing unsheltered homelessness in the United States — a population especially vulnerable to the economic, housing, and social effects of homelessness — has risen continuously.



The UK’s Homelessness Reduction Act
The UK’s Homelessness Reduction Act

In late 2021, to focus on rebuilding after the COVID-19 pandemic and implementing the British levelling up policy, the United Kingdom (UK) Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government was rebranded as the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC).


DC Flexible Rent Subsidy Program: Findings From the Program’s First Year
DC Flexible Rent Subsidy Program: Findings From the Program’s First Year

Most low-income families can qualify for housing choice vouchers (HCVs); however, although the HCV program imposes no limits on the duration of assistance, eligible households often remain on a waiting list for years before receiving assistance.



PD&R Quarterly Update: Government’s Response to the Eviction Crisis
PD&R Quarterly Update: Government’s Response to the Eviction Crisis

HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) held its most recent Quarterly Update on December 9, 2021.



Enhanced Federal Funding Is Helping Cities Address Homelessness
Enhanced Federal Funding Is Helping Cities Address Homelessness

Funds from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) are allowing cities and states to invest in long-term recovery from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.



A Former Soldiers Home Offers Permanent Supportive Housing for Veterans
A Former Soldiers Home Offers Permanent Supportive Housing for Veterans

In March 2021, the Milwaukee Soldiers Home, a historic landmark on the grounds of the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, that once housed elderly and disabled Civil War veterans in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, reopened as a supportive housing complex for veterans.



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.



Intergenerational Affordable Housing for LGBT Youth and Seniors in Los Angeles
Intergenerational Affordable Housing for LGBT Youth and Seniors in Los Angeles

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.



Arroyo Village Provides a Full Spectrum of Housing in a Transit-Oriented Development Denver, Colorado
Arroyo Village Provides a Full Spectrum of Housing in a Transit-Oriented Development Denver, Colorado

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.



Fulfilling a Mission To Serve Families at Risk of Experiencing Homelessness
Fulfilling a Mission To Serve Families at Risk of Experiencing Homelessness

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.




Denver’s Supportive Housing Social Impact Bond Initiative Breaks the Incarceration-Homelessness Cycle
Skyline of Denver, Colorado.

In 2016, Denver, Colorado, launched a supportive housing program with comprehensive wraparound services intended to help stabilize individuals experiencing chronic homelessness and frequent incarceration.



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.




Local Housing Strategies in the Wake of the Pandemic
Local Housing Strategies in the Wake of the 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.



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.




Maximizing New Federal Resources to Address Homelessness and Prevent Housing Loss
Maximizing New Federal Resources to Address Homelessness and Prevent Housing Loss

The more than $30 billion in rental housing funds included in the American Rescue Plan (ARP) provide a historic opportunity to make measurable progress towards ending homelessness and preventing housing loss in America.



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.



Robust Partnerships Helped San Diego Deliver Effective Pandemic Relief
Robust Partnerships Helped San Diego Deliver Effective Pandemic Relief

When the coronavirus pandemic emerged in spring 2020, agencies devoted to providing housing resources and homelessness services scrambled to build and adapt programs to keep people safe and sheltered.