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HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

PD&R Edge, an online magazine, 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.

Featured: Breaking Barriers for Renters

Enterprise Community Partners held its 40th Anniversary Conference in Washington, D.C., in October 2022, which brought together affordable housing advocates, practitioners, and government officials. During the opening plenary titled, “Upward Mobility through Wealth Creation: The Case for Rentership,” speakers discussed solutions to the housing affordability crisis, the importance of connecting affordable housing to education and job opportunities, and strategies to foster a shared ownership of neighborhoods among renters and homeowners. HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge discussed the need to outlaw source of income discrimination and encourage landlords to accept voucher-holders.

PD&R Leadership: Celebrating PD&R at 50: Learning From Our Past To Build a Better Future

In the Leadership Message, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research Solomon Greene reviews the history of policy evolution and innovation at PD&R over the past half century, discussing the ongoing effort to use data-driven policy to achieve HUD’s mission “to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.”

PD&R at 50: A Short History of PD&R

In the inaugural article of this year-long series, Todd Richardson, Jill Khadduri, and Sahian Valladares reflect on the Office of Policy Development & Research’s first 50 years. The authors take a look at PD&R’s history through the accomplishments of its past leaders.

In Practice: Large-Scale Affordable Housing Addresses Community Needs and Helps Spur Neighborhood Growth in Queens, New York

New York City’s growth plan for the Far Rockaway neighborhood’s downtown area assigns affordable housing a substantial role in seeding the mixed-use, mixed-income, and resilient transformation of the area. Beach 21st Street is a large-scale project that embodies these ambitions. In addition to bringing those assets to the Far Rockaway community, project developer The Community Builders partnered with the nonprofit Xposure Foundation to create a daycare facility to serve the neighborhood, recognizing that affordable childcare is an important part of ensuring access to economic opportunity.

International & Philanthropic Spotlight: Regional Development Policy Committee Week at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) hosted its semiannual Regional Development Policy Committee (RDPC) Week in Paris from November 28 to December 2, 2022. Attended by representatives from several federal agencies, including HUD, delegates shared approaches to wide-ranging policy challenges, including tackling climate adaptation and resiliency, strengthening social cohesion and economic development, and promoting energy efficiency in housing.

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Posted February 8, 2023

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