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HUD Evidence Matters on Preservation

Preservation of the existing affordable rental housing is good public policy and provides affordable housing options for renters of all ages and family sizes. The Summer 2013 issue of HUD’s Evidence Matters explores a range of state and local strategies which promote affordable housing preservation. The leadership of the John D. and Catherine T. Foundation, one of the primary funders of the Oregon Housing Preservation Project, is highlighted in the article.

The articles featured include, “Preserving Affordable Rental Housing: A Snapshot of Growing Need, Current Threats, and Innovative Solutions,” which reviews the economic and demographic trends prompting increasing demand for affordable housing, the threats to the existing housing stock, and the programs and tactics used by governmental and nonprofit organizations to preserve affordable housing. “Research Spotlight: How Research Tools Are Assisting Communities To Preserve, Plan Affordable Housing” considers the efforts of New York University’s Furman Center and the University of Florida’s Shimberg Center to map affordable housing subsidies and availability to better target areas most in need of preservation. And “In Practice: Models for Affordable Housing Preservation” examines the role that preservation compacts and state housing trust funds play in protecting affordable housing and economic diversity.

The Summer 2013 Issue of Evidence Matters can be found here.

— Posted on 9/12/2013