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Amidst housing market problems, municipalities seek to stem urban decay and affordable housing remains out of reach for many

Housing Rebound Unlikely Before 2009 FEMA spends almost $3B on emergency housing Advocates assail suburbs for fighting housing rules ACORN Housing...
Cityscape: A Journal of Policy Development and Research

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development offers the full text of its periodical publication Cityscape: A Journal of Policy Development and Research. Cityscape, published three times per year, is an in depth publication that summarizes research on housing issues. Past issues are available in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format and early issues are single compressed (.exe) .pdfs. Recent issues...

HUD USER has also updated and expanded its website in late 1997, it offered a detailed guide to HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research and a customization feature that automatically displays information on housing topics of interest to the user.
HUD: Homes and Communities

American Communities is the Information Center of HUD's Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD). Formerly the HOME Information Center, American Communities (AMCOM) has been expanded to serve as a resource for all CPD programs and initiatives, including the Community Development Block Grant program; HOME Investment Partnership; homeless and Special Needs Assistance Programs;...
In The Crossfire: The Impact of Gun Violence on Public Housing Communities

Released on February 18, this 50-page report from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is the first-ever comprehensive analysis of gun-related violence in public housing communities. Based on new data from HUD and the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the report reveals that, while crime in public housing developments is falling, residents of public housing are more than twice as...
Rental Housing Assistance: The Worsening Crisis: A Report to Congress on Worst Case Housing Needs

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released at the end of March a report to Congress on what it terms "the worsening crisis" in affordable rental housing. Surprisingly, in a period of unparalleled economic growth, the housing affordability crisis facing very-low-income renters continues to deepen as a record high 5.4 million renter households are "experiencing worst case needs...
Unequal Burden: Income and Racial Disparities in Subprime Lending in America

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) "has released a study showing that the number of subprime home loans is skyrocketing in predominantly black neighborhoods and low-income neighborhoods." Statistics presented here indicate that lenders may be engaged in "predatory lending," charging much higher interest rates to minorities and the poor than to whites and the middle class. Among...