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Building Successful Neighborhoods

May 7, 2012

Reviews the literature on direct interventions to revitalize distressed neighborhoods by improving housing, schools, and services in terms of basic policy and strategy, programmatic strategies, and building institutional infrastructure.

Challenges Facing Housing Markets in the Next Decade, Developing a Policy-Relevant Research Agenda

May 7, 2012

Outlines research questions in the areas of: the impact of the housing market crisis; rising poverty and income inequality and volatility; concentration of poor and minority households in distressed areas; and need for sustainable housing and communities.

Housing as a Platform for Formerly Incarcerated Persons

May 7, 2012

Outlines the options for and barriers to securing housing for former prisoners; the need for stable, affordable housing in order to maintain employment and avoid substance abuse and recidivism; and models for housing as a platform for positive outcomes.

Housing as a Platform for Improving Education Outcomes Among Low-Income Children

May 7, 2012

Reviews research on how housing stability, affordability, quality, and location affect low-income children's safety, physical and mental health, and frequency of school changes, which in turn affect attendance, behavior, test scores, and graduation rates.

Housing as a Platform for Improving Outcomes for Older Renters

May 7, 2012

Explores how housing can help support the independence and well-being of low-income renters age 50 or older, barriers to aging in place, housing service options and challenges, and conditions for positive outcomes, such as affordability and accessibility.

The Intersection of Place and the Economy

May 7, 2012

Examines urban demographic shifts; links between built environments and economic trends of globalization and production of tradable goods and services, technological innovation, and a low-carbon imperative; and policy implications for sustainable growth.

Critical Housing Finance Challenges for Policy Makers

April 1, 2012

Examines barriers for mortgage lending to underserved groups and in distressed neighborhoods, such as risk assessment; financing for multifamily rental markets, such as affordability; and financing for sustainable housing, such as transactional costs.

Field-Building Research Agendas: Critical Issues in Housing and Urban Policy, Executive Summary

April 1, 2012

Provides an overview of research papers on the cross-cutting challenges of housing as a platform for overcoming social and economic distress, housing markets, housing finance, successful neighborhoods, and the intersection of place and the economy.

Revitalizing Distressed Older Suburbs

December 2, 2011

Reviews literature on strategies for revitalizing distressed older suburbs. Based on case studies of the most distressed minority suburbs, examines the effectiveness of and best practices for revitalization programs and investments. Makes recommendations.

Towards Evidence-Based Sustainable Communities: Report on Survey of Urban Sustainability Centers in U.S. Universities

August 30, 2011

Provides an overview of characteristics of urban sustainability research centers, including organizational structure, personnel capacity, finances, current objectives, and recent research topics. Considers policy implications.

Rental Market Stresses: Impacts of the Great Recession on Affordability and Multifamily Lending

July 31, 2011

Examines the rising number of financially stressed renters, the shrinking supply of affordable and adequate rental housing, and increasing loan delinquencies among multi-family property owners. Outlines implications of the supply gap and market prospects.

Opportunity-Rich Schools and Sustainable Communities: Seven Steps to Align High-Quality Education With Innovations in City and Metropolitan Planning and Development

June 21, 2011

Details challenges and steps for linking quality education and community and economic vitality, including establishing a shared vision and metrics, aligning investments for prosperity, and expanding access via transportation. Lists promising practices.