July 9, 2014

Colony Village: An Example of HUD-Insured Properties Meeting the Needs of the Market

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“Urban chic meets suburbia” – that’s how Colony Village’s website describes its new apartment complex.  Located in Chesterfield County—a suburb of the Greater Richmond area in Virginia—the housing features luxury amenities including granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and durable hardwood floors.  Additionally, the development includes assets to help residents thrive, ranging from a fitness center […]

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May 28, 2014

A Hand Up, Not a Handout

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HUD and Habitat for Humanity team up to house single mother The Hanover Habitat for Humanity in Hanover County, Virginia, executes its vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live through a “hand up, not a handout” philosophy.

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May 14, 2014

The HUD Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition

The inaugural year of the competition comes to an exciting close Tuesday, May 6 marked a successful end for the 2014 HUD Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition (IAH)—a competition intended to encourage research and innovation in affordable housing that fosters cross-cutting teamwork within the design and community development process. Four student-led […]

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January 23, 2014

Investing in Communities to Provide Affordable Housing

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Passion White found herself in a women’s shelter while her children were living with other family members.  She was working full-time but she still couldn’t make ends meet.  White found affordable housing at Compton Apartments.  The affordable rent allowed White to bring her children under one roof where the family was safe.  Now she is […]

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January 7, 2014

Form a Team. Create a Plan. Make a Real-World Impact

Introducing HUD’s Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition Calling all design and planning grad students with a hunger to make a real difference!  HUD is announcing its new Innovation in Affordable Housing (IAH) Student Design and Planning Competition.   HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research is teaming up with the Housing Authority […]

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