HUD Secretary Julián Castro delivers his remarks at PD&R’s Quarterly Update focusing on the effects of housing and neighborhood on children. He is joined on stage by Assistant Secretary of PD&R Katherine O’Regan, and panelists Jean-Claude Brizard, Lauren Smith, and Sandra Newman.

“In terms of children,” says HUD Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research (PD&R) Katherine O’Regan, “there is considerable evidence that a wide range of outcomes are closely aligned with housing and neighborhood quality...


October 29, 2014 marked the second anniversary of Hurricane Sandy’s landfall. Back in May 2013, I talked about the three ingredients that were needed for a successful recovery: a planned for and prepaid recovery effort...


Changes are coming to Loudoun County, an outer suburb of the Metropolitan Washington Region... Learn more

Researchers at Ohio State University recently completed an analysis of default risk in the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program. This analysis, an example of evidence-based policymaking at HUD, was funded through grants from the MacArthur Foundation and HUD.

In 2013, affordable housing advocates in Maine regained a vital funding source that had been denied them two years earlier. The Green Affordable Housing Bond (GAHB) program, the largest affordable housing investment in Maine’s history, was reinstated when Governor LePage lifted a moratorium that he had imposed in 2011 for budgetary reasons.

The USHMC website contains all the national, regional, state, metropolitan, and local data and analysis in one location. You may search by geography to obtain all the reports available for a particular area.

Children, minorities, the poor, and people with chronic medical conditions or behavioral health issues are disproportionately affected by living in inadequate housing and neighborhoods. Children are particularly vulnerable to influences from their residential surroundings.


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