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Denver’s Low-Income Homeowners Are Losing Ground, but Policies Can Help Stem That Loss

by Diana Elliott, Tanaya Srini, and Carl Hedman
Denver’s economy is thriving. The city’s unemployment rate (2.9 percent) is a percentage point lower than the national average, and wage and…

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Leveraging the HOME Investment Partnerships Program for Maximum Impact

The HOME Investment Partnerships Program provides formula grants to state and local governments to fund the construction, rehabilitation, and purchase of affordable housing for rent or homeownership…

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Keys to a Successful Affordable Housing Cross-Sector Collaboration

Partnering across sectors can improve outcomes, but collaborations can be bumpy. This qualitative study provides insight into what makes affordable housing collaborations successful, along with a…

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How Do Small-Area Fair Market Rents Affect Options Available to Voucher Holders?

In 2016, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) ruled that fair market rents (FMRs) should be set at the zip code level (small areas), rather than a across a metropolitan region, to…

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Five Homelessness Trends from 2017 and What They Could Mean for 2018

by Veronica Gaitán
In 2017, communities across the nation experienced a housing affordability crisis, high rental demand, a wave of major natural disasters, and tax uncertainty. According to the US…

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Reconnecting Health and Housing Policy: Preliminary Insights from Action Research in Memphis

by Joe Schilling
Memphis has a substandard housing problem and a housing affordability problem. According to the National Center for Healthy Housing, the Memphis metropolitan area ranked last for…

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How Can Comprehensive Plans Promote Better Community Outcomes?

Research shows that land-use regulations that supported comprehensive planning efforts throughout the United States often have been discriminatory. These regulations have allowed industrial…

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Developers Often Feel Constrained by Land-Use Regulations

Developers, urban planners, and other parties constantly debate the best strategies to improve a city’s equity and advance its economic and environmental goals. How do developers feel about…

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Mobile Home Park Closures: The True Hidden Housing Problem?

In the past three decades, mobile homes have spread rapidly and expansively. This type of manufactured housing arose to fill a critical demand for affordable renter- and owner-occupied housing at a…

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Controlling Costs for Transit-Oriented Affordable Developments in California

Does building affordable housing near rail or in jobs-rich communities increase development costs per unit? California has spent more than a billion dollars building subsidized affordable housing…

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