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PD&R’s online magazine, The Edge, provides you with a snapshot view of our newly released research, periodicals, publications, news, and commentaries on housing and urban development issues. Stay informed on current topics and check back frequently, as our content is routinely updated.

Message from PD&R Leadership: Connecting Housing and Health

In the leadership message, PD&R associate deputy assistant secretary for research, evaluation, and monitoring Mark Shroder discusses the role of housing as a social determinant of health and describes the latest issue of Cityscape’s examination of the topic. In a series of 10 original contributions, the issue’s authors explore pertinent questions in public health and affordable housing policy. This issue of Cityscape was guest-edited by Veronica Helms Garrison of HUD and Craig Evan Pollack of the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University.

Featured: Designing Better Supportive Housing

In June, the American Institute of Architects held its 2018 Conference on Architecture in New York City. One panel discussion, moderated by Darin Reynolds of COOKFOX Architects, examined how design choices can enhance the function of supportive housing and help to end homelessness. The panelists shared examples of New York City-based projects that use effective design and discussed how the city’s housing policy promotes strategic design in supportive housing.

In Practice: Bridge Meadows Beaverton Provides a Supportive Community for Foster Families and Seniors

Opened in August 2017, Bridge Meadows Beaverton provides 41 units of affordable housing to low-income foster families and seniors in Beaverton, Oregon. It is the second intergenerational community developed by nonprofit Bridge Meadows and it consists of a community building, 9 single-family townhomes for foster families, and 32 apartments for seniors aged 55 and over who agree to volunteer in the community.

Trending: 2018 AIA/HUD Secretary’s Awards

At its national conference in New York City this June, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) honored the 2018 recipients of the AIA/HUD Secretary’s Housing and Community Design Awards and the winners of AIA’s Annual Housing Awards. The Secretary’s Awards had two winners — one each in the Excellence in Affordable Housing Design and the Housing Accessibility categories — and the Annual Housing Awards had eleven winners. Winners of the AIA Housing Award or the AIA/HUD Secretary’s Awards are eligible to apply for the AIA Housing Awards Presentation Grant.

Posted September 26, 2018

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