Blog Post
Sep04

Improving Housing Voucher Utilization

As reported earlier in Community Developments, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently launched a new initiative aimed at increasing utilization rates of Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV), formerly known as Section 8 vouchers. The announcement comes on the heels of recent studies commissioned by HUD from the Urban Institute and Johns Hopkins highlighting issues within the HCV program that leave more than 10% of vouchers nationally unused each year.
Blog Post
Jun19

JCHS’ State of the Nation’s Housing 2018 Report Highlights Continued Affordability Challenges in the Rental Market

Today the Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) at Harvard University released the State of the Nation’s Housing 2018, its annual assessment of the housing market, demographic trends and the housing challenges faced by U.S. households.
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Blog Post
Jun12

New Enterprise White Paper on Proven Local Strategies for Expanding the Supply of Affordable Homes and Addressing Cost Challenges

A new Enterprise white paper highlights proven strategies for boosting the supply of affordable housing and reducing costs. It draws on the successes of some of the country’s most expensive areas to offer guidance to communities working to address the scarcity of affordable homes and the rising cost of development.
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Mar14

New Enterprise Research: Navigating Federal Transportation Policy to Promote eTOD

Federal transportation policies and programs can have a significant impact on the creation of local equitable transit-oriented development (eTOD), as we detail in our new report, Navigating Federal Transportation Policy. These policies and programs generally provide several funding and technical assistance opportunities that can support eTOD. Furthermore, a wide range of policies and incentives that do not explicitly address eTOD can support or detract from conditions that make such development possible.
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Blog Post
Oct02

New Enterprise Case Study - Public Benefit from Publicly Owned Parcels: Advancing Implementation in the Puget Sound Region

Building on the Enterprise Publicly Owned Parcels research initiative, this is a case study that addresses six challenges associated with the publicly owned parcel development process in the region, with the goal of providing recommendations that would help the region’s public agencies expand their efforts to coordinate and ensure that effective policies and adequate resources are in place to facilitate more equitable development.
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Sep20

Assessing the Impact of Hurricane Harvey on Houston’s Renters

As the Houston area begins its long road to recovery from the catastrophic flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey, much of the focus has been on speeding relief to homeowners—immediate financial assistance to cover short-term housing needs, offering grants and loans and paying insurance claims to facilitate rebuilding, and providing mortgage relief to evacuees and owners of uninhabitable properties.
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