Archinect - News 2017-06-26T06:50:16-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/150009355/poverty-is-a-state-of-mind-states-hud-secretary-ben-carson Poverty is "a state of mind," states HUD Secretary Ben Carson Nicholas Korody 2017-05-25T17:36:00-04:00 >2017-05-28T22:59:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nd/ndo3f4wk1iddfhly.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Poverty is largely &ldquo;a state of mind&rdquo;, housing secretary Ben Carson has claimed, dismaying observers who had modest hopes for his tenure. Carson, the neurosurgeon who heads the agency charged with helping low-income Americans gain access to affordable housing, told Sirius XM radio: &ldquo;You take somebody who has the right mindset, you can take everything from them and put them on the street, and I guarantee in a little while they&rsquo;ll be right back up there.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>"And you take somebody with the wrong mindset, you can give them everything in the world, they&rsquo;ll work their way back down to the bottom," Carson continued. The remarks were widely condemned by experts on poverty and homelessness.</p><p>As the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Carson is in charge of providing affordable and public housing to the disenfranchised. According to almost universal consensus by experts, poverty is not a choice, but rather a condition attributable to a range of a factors, from where you were born to the color of your skin to bad luck.</p><p>Most Americans will live below the poverty line at some point in their life, research by the US government has discovered.&nbsp;In 2015, 13.5% (43.1 million) Americans lived in poverty. This far exceeds most other wealthy countries. And, according to the <a href="http://nlihc.org/article/us-ranks-poorly-housing-affordability-among-advanced-countries" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">National Low Income Housing Coalition</a>, "the United States has the greatest share of renters (28.5%) who are severely cost burdened, spending more than half of t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150002682/ben-carson-gets-stuck-in-an-elevator-during-a-tour-of-a-public-housing-complex Ben Carson gets stuck in an elevator during a tour of a public housing complex Nicholas Korody 2017-04-12T12:24:00-04:00 >2017-04-13T11:06:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4x/4xtp2ks9dwpgweur.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With limited funds, many American affordable housing projects aren&rsquo;t in great shape. Their fate is ever more tenuous with the impending budget cuts to the Department of Housing and Urban Development proposed by the Trump Administration. In an ironic twist of fate, the often-sorry state of affordable housing was brought to the attention of the controversial new secretary of the HUD, Ben Carson, when he and his wife were trapped in an elevator at a Miami public complex on Wednesday, as <a href="http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2017/04/ben-carson-visits-miami-housing-development-and-gets-stuck-in-elevator.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reported by the Miami Herald</a>. The couple were stuck for a full fifteen minutes before firefighters freed them.</p><p></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149994948/neurosurgeon-ben-carson-officially-confirmed-to-run-hud Neurosurgeon Ben Carson officially confirmed to run HUD Julia Ingalls 2017-03-02T13:09:00-05:00 >2017-03-02T23:35:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ai/aiaa0ykocm44now3.jpg" width="650" height="493" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Urban policy experts and progressive activists have expressed intense concern that Carson, in keeping with his strong conservative positions, will seek to cut money for government assistance programs and wear down the social safety net. The Trump administration has recently signaled that many government agencies can expect budget reductions in favor of increasing defense spending.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Realizing the latent dream of every neurosurgeon to one day run the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Ben Carson has been officially confirmed by the U.S. Senate to start operating on the HUD. Although his plans for the agency are vague, Carson has spoken of being against granting "extra rights" to any community.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7j/7jymhmtcr1m005i8.jpg"></p><p>Senator Elizabeth Warren voted to support Carson's confirmation in committee before voting against his actual confirmation, explaining in a written statement that "Dr. Carson&rsquo;s answers weren&rsquo;t perfect. But at his hearing, he committed to track and report on conflicts of interest at the agency. If President Trump goes to his second choice, I don&rsquo;t think we will get another HUD nominee who will even make these promises &mdash; much less follow through on them.&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149992583/a-hud-official-has-been-fired-for-criticizing-trump A HUD official has been fired for criticizing Trump Nicholas Korody 2017-02-17T18:13:00-05:00 >2017-02-18T22:51:00-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sw/sw0suy0n16le686e.jpg" width="650" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A top aide to President Trump&rsquo;s housing secretary nominee, Ben Carson, was fired and led out of the department&rsquo;s headquarters by security on Wednesday after writings critical of Mr. Trump surfaced in his vetting, according to two people briefed on the matter. Shermichael Singleton, who was one of the few black conservatives in the Trump administration, had been working at the Department of Housing and Urban Development since Jan. 23 as a senior adviser.</p></em><br /><br /><p>&ldquo;My party in particular has allowed itself to be taken over by someone who claims to be a Republican but doesn&rsquo;t represent any of our values, principles or traditions,&rdquo; wrote Shermichael in <em>The Hill</em> in October of last year.</p><p></p><p>^ Take a listen to a recent <a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions</a> episode with our guest Emily Hunt Turner as she talks about her experience working at HUD as a lawyer.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149991296/empathy-deficit-archinect-sessions-96 Empathy Deficit; Archinect Sessions #96 Paul Petrunia 2017-02-09T17:36:00-05:00 >2017-02-16T18:17:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/a8/a8s0kwseyzr1gyxf.jpg" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week on the podcast we are joined by Emily Hunt Turner. Emily gives us an update on her restaurant/non-profit startup All Square, as <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149973238/working-out-of-the-box-emily-hunt-turner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">we previously featured in her Working Out of the Box feature</a>. We also talk about her time working as a lawyer for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, as she detailed the challenges and struggles in the past, and concerns with the direction of the department moving forward.&nbsp;</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;episode 96 of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Sessions</strong></a>, "Empathy Deficit":</p><ul></ul><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="pcast://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subscribe</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss</a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/archinect/Archinect-Sessions-95.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149987680/trump-begins-presidency-by-increasing-taxes-for-middle-class-homebuyers Trump begins presidency by increasing taxes for (middle-class) homebuyers Nicholas Korody 2017-01-20T19:11:00-05:00 >2017-01-31T02:01:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vo/vo3mvdrsm5tbf93i.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>IN ONE OF the first official acts of his presidency, Donald Trump has increased taxes on a million middle-class homebuyers. The Department of Housing and Urban Development on Friday reversed a scheduled 0.25 percent cut in mortgage insurance premiums issued by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). For a mortgage worth $200,000, this adds $500 to a homebuyer&rsquo;s annual costs. These insurance fees are effectively a tax on middle-class homeownership.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/149985447/don-t-want-ben-carson-to-become-secretary-of-hud-sign-this-letter Don’t want Ben Carson to become Secretary of HUD? Sign this letter Nicholas Korody 2017-01-09T14:32:00-05:00 >2017-01-09T15:05:00-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fj/fjvvpnbei9rgpcgb.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A growing list of urban planners, designers, architects, and scholars are putting their weight behind a petition intended to prevent Dr. Ben Carson from becoming <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980007/president-elect-trump-offers-hud-post-to-ben-carson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development</a> (HUD). He has <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980875/what-ben-carson-s-federal-inexperience-means-for-hud" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">no prior experience</a> with housing and holds widely-unpopular positions on public housing and other issues. For instance, Carson has described the Fair Housing Act as &ldquo;socialist&rdquo;, suggesting he would not enforce it.</p><p>Here's how the letter, which is still being edited and written collaboratively, begins:</p><p><em>We, the undersigned, are strongly opposed to the appointment of Dr. Ben Carson as the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. &nbsp;Apart from his personal views on a variety of political and social issues, we consider Dr. Carson completely unqualified to anticipate or promote appropriate solutions to the pressing housing and urban needs facing our country.</em></p><p><em>Created in 1965 to further the nation&rsquo;s housing and urban re...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981644/5-housing-experts-offer-opinions-about-ben-carson-s-direction-as-hud-head 5 housing experts offer opinions about Ben Carson's direction as HUD head Julia Ingalls 2016-12-06T14:09:00-05:00 >2016-12-11T23:22:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/t7/t770mlvwlpjxqmqm.jpg" width="650" height="468" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What are the likely policy goals of a neurosurgeon appointed secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development by a man who can't stop disappointedly tweeting at Alec Baldwin? "There&rsquo;s not a dearth of qualified Republicans for that job, so if you choose somebody with no background in housing, it says something about your priorities,&rdquo; says&nbsp;Julia Gordon, executive vice president of the National Community Stabilization Trust, according to an article in <a href="https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/housing-experts-say-ben-carson-HUD-secretary-nomination" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NextCity</a>. Various other housing experts, including Barbara Sard and Benjamin Dulchin, voiced concern about the man with no actual federal housing experience, although former HUD official Maurice Jones was cautiously optimistic, saying that "whatever agenda or whatever priority they have, I look forward to learning what that is."&nbsp;The article goes on to note that:&nbsp;</p><p>"a&nbsp;<em>Washington Times</em>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jul/23/ben-carson-obamas-housing-rules-try-to-accomplish-/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">op-ed</a>&nbsp;by Ben Carson published in July 2015 indicates that he either does not understand or does not support the AFFH rule [Affirmatively Furthering...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981007/hud-winked-ben-carson-takes-on-housing-for-trump-and-zha-distances-itself-from-patrik-schumacher-on-archinect-sessions-90-ft-special-guest-marc-miller HUD-winked: Ben Carson takes on housing for Trump and ZHA distances itself from Patrik Schumacher on Archinect Sessions #90, ft. special guest Marc Miller Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-12-01T15:46:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T01:03:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ce/cenxbs3zt5x2bjak.jpg" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>When president-elect Donald Trump nominated Ben Carson to lead the department of Housing and Urban Development, the response was resoundingly: huh?</p><p>The neurosurgeon came onto the national political scene in 2015, during his run for the Republican nomination, but after Trump took the presidency and started throwing around the idea of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980007/president-elect-trump-offers-hud-post-to-ben-carson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">offering a Cabinet position to Carson</a>, a spokesperson said "Dr. Carson feels he has no government experience, he's never run a federal agency. The last thing he would want to do was take a position that could cripple the presidency." Despite all that,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980875/what-ben-carson-s-federal-inexperience-means-for-hud" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Carson is now (almost definitely officially) secretary of HUD</a> (which he knows just enough about to seriously backtrack the agency's work as pushed by Obama). So here we are.</p><p>Special guest <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/118068376/marc-miller" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marc Miller</a> joins us on the podcast to discuss the implications of Carson's inexperience for HUD, as well as chew on the latest Schumacher-induced controversy: when the architect promoted the privatization of public space an...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980875/what-ben-carson-s-federal-inexperience-means-for-hud What Ben Carson's federal inexperience means for HUD Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-11-30T16:08:00-05:00 >2016-12-02T11:46:26-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n9/n9fmnkfl7gaq1def.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If Carson wants to dramatically change the nature of HUD, all he needs to do is nothing &mdash; a course of action he seems temperamentally inclined to accept. Under Carson, HUD could stop enforcement of that "socialist" Fair Housing Act. It could stop prodding local governments to increase access to homes. It could look the other way when local ordinances sequester government-mandated affordable housing away from those with enough pull to say "not in my backyard."</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980007/president-elect-trump-offers-hud-post-to-ben-carson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">President-elect Trump offers HUD post to Ben Carson</a></li><li><a title="Turning down tenants because of criminal records may be discrimination, says HUD" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938277/turning-down-tenants-because-of-criminal-records-may-be-discrimination-says-hud" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Turning down tenants because of criminal records may be discrimination, says HUD</a></li><li><a title="U.S. Department of HUD announces the Rebuild By Design winners" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100960550/u-s-department-of-hud-announces-the-rebuild-by-design-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">U.S. Department of HUD announces the Rebuild By Design winners</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980007/president-elect-trump-offers-hud-post-to-ben-carson President-elect Trump offers HUD post to Ben Carson Nicholas Korody 2016-11-23T13:19:00-05:00 >2016-12-21T01:16:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fx/fx6vhi5263zltt91.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has offered the post of secretary of housing and urban development to former presidential candidate Ben Carson, who will consider it over the Thanksgiving holiday, a Carson spokesman said on Tuesday. "The president-elected asked him to consider it and he's considering it," Carson spokesman Armstrong Williams said. Carson, a retired surgeon, dropped out of the 2016 presidential race in March and backed Trump.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on the US Department of Housing and Urban Development:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938277/turning-down-tenants-because-of-criminal-records-may-be-discrimination-says-hud" target="_blank">Turning down tenants because of criminal records may be discrimination, says HUD</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129173441/rebuild-by-design-wins-innovation-award" target="_blank">Rebuild by Design Wins Innovation Award</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100960550/u-s-department-of-hud-announces-the-rebuild-by-design-winners" target="_blank">U.S. Department of HUD announces the Rebuild By Design winners</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149938277/turning-down-tenants-because-of-criminal-records-may-be-discrimination-says-hud Turning down tenants because of criminal records may be discrimination, says HUD Nicholas Korody 2016-04-04T17:36:00-04:00 >2016-04-09T22:13:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/un/un4pl0f15o6reu01.jpg" width="650" height="473" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In new guidance, released Monday, HUD tells landlords and home sellers that turning down tenants or buyers based on their criminal records may violate the Fair Housing Act. People with criminal records aren't a protected class under the Fair Housing Act... but blanket policies of refusing to rent to anybody with a criminal record are de facto discrimination, the department says &mdash; because of the systemic disparities of the American criminal justice system.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Because of widespread racial and ethnic disparities in the U.S. criminal justice system, criminal history-based restrictions on access to housing are likely disproportionately to burden African-Americans and Hispanics."</em>&nbsp;- New HUD guidance on criminal records and the Fair Housing Act</p><p>For related coverage, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139459279/how-one-california-prison-is-betting-on-architecture-to-decrease-recidivism-rates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How one California prison is betting on architecture to decrease recidivism rates</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149936033/rikers-island-is-an-environmental-and-human-catastrophe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rikers Island is an environmental (and human) catastrophe</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148979164/what-do-museums-have-in-common-with-prisons-more-than-you-might-think-according-to-artist-andrea-fraser" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What do museums have in common with prisons? More than you might think, according to artist Andrea Fraser</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131421995/architecture-of-correction-rikers-island" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture of correction: Rikers Island</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/146354278/nyc-to-receive-176-million-in-federal-funds-for-flood-protection-proposal NYC to receive $176 million in federal funds for flood-protection proposal Justine Testado 2016-01-22T15:25:00-05:00 >2016-02-10T00:44:01-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ah/ah8ltjmh2fxfb91v.jpg" width="650" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Through a national competition by the Department of Housing and Urban Development,] The money would be used to help fortify a stretch of shoreline from Montgomery Street on the Lower East Side to the northern tip of Battery Park City. Specific measures have not yet been determined, but could include adding sea walls and temporary flood walls that could be deployed before a storm, and building grass berms that could double as recreational areas.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Not to be confused with the Rebuild By Design competition-winning proposal, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/101030520/a-closer-look-into-the-big-u-big-s-winning-proposal-for-rebuild-by-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"The BIG U"</a>, from 2014.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139315335/2015-solar-decathlon-winner-stevens-institute-of-technology-addresses-post-sandy-resiliency-with-the-sure-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 Solar Decathlon winner Stevens Institute of Technology addresses post-Sandy resiliency with the SURE HOUSE</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134262739/when-the-next-disaster-strikes-how-resilient-would-future-proof-cities-in-the-u-s-be" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">When the next disaster strikes, how resilient would future-proof cities in the U.S. be?</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102558685/relocation-or-adaptation-creating-resilience-against-natural-disaster" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Relocation or Adaptation: Creating resilience against natural disaster</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/116269641/beyond-the-grid-s-vision-to-make-a-lower-manhattan-neighborhood-more-resilient" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beyond the Grid's vision to make a Lower Manhattan neighborhood more resilient</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129173441/rebuild-by-design-wins-innovation-award Rebuild by Design Wins Innovation Award Nicholas Korody 2015-06-09T13:37:00-04:00 >2015-06-10T20:05:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ut/utsn7sc3egngf0qm.jpg" width="650" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Each year, the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) bestows its Walter Gellhorn Innovation Award to a federal agency with the best model practice that can be adopted government-wide. Today, ACUS announced that the 2015 Walter Gellhorn Innovation Award is being presented to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Rebuild by Design Competition.</p></em><br /><br /><p>There's something of a <em>mise-en-abyme</em>&nbsp;quality to a competition winning an award, but it's a good occasion to remember the Rebuild by Design was, after all, not quite your regular competition. Organized in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and funded primarily by the US Department of Housing and Development and the Rockefeller Foundation, the competition gathered some of the brightest names in architecture and the six winning proposals will actually be implemented.&nbsp;</p><p>Harriet Tregoning, HUD's Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, states, "We're absolutely thrilled to receive this recognition on behalf of the many partners who came together to think of new ways to consider the challenge of how we prepare for natural disasters."</p><p>Take a look at winning projects <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100960550/u-s-department-of-hud-announces-the-rebuild-by-design-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100960550/u-s-department-of-hud-announces-the-rebuild-by-design-winners U.S. Department of HUD announces the Rebuild By Design winners Justine Testado 2014-06-02T20:40:00-04:00 >2017-02-09T17:19:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ts/tsfa5d94e6cvl3u1.jpg" width="650" height="533" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The winners of the Rebuild By Design competition were finally revealed! The global competition sought out the best local and resilient design solutions that would help rebuild the Eastern Seaboard cities affected by Hurricane Sandy...Out of the 10 invited multidisciplinary teams, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) selected the six winners, who were announced today by Secretary Shaun Donovan.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>BIG U</strong><strong> </strong>by the <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a> Team for New York, New York</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gs/gsfvv2mah11hupk7.jpg"></p><p><strong>Living with the Bay: A Comprehensive Regional Resiliency Plan for Nassau County&rsquo;s South Shore</strong> by the <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/23338874/interboro-partners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interboro</a> Team for Long Island, New York</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9s/9sn4qnkwyd0cfl8i.jpg"></p><p><strong>New Meadowlands: Productive City + Regional Park </strong>by <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/342/massachusetts-institute-of-technology-mit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIT CAU</a> + ZUS + URBANISTEN for The Meadowlands, New Jersey</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dj/dj0vthw2b3xu5d8z.jpg"></p><p><strong>Resist, Delay, Store, Discharge: A Comprehensive Strategy for Hoboken </strong>by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/382/oma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA</a> for Hoboken, New Jersey</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tm/tmabz66f7fopnsaj.jpg"></p><p><strong>Hunts Point Lifelines </strong>by <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/400/university-of-pennsylvania" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PennDesign</a>/<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/11080262/olin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OLIN</a> for Bronx, New York</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rb/rbs67h8vwr0k1drz.jpg"></p><p><strong>LIVING BREAKWATERS </strong>by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/6019084/scape" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCAPE / Landscape Architecture</a> for Staten Island, New York</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xf/xfm1baposxf32vgr.jpg"></p><p>Winning design solutions will be implemented through CDBG-DR funding in addition to other public and private-sector funding sources.</p><p>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winners_of_the_rebuild_by_design_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/99665422/recipients-of-the-2014-aia-hud-secretary-awards Recipients of the 2014 AIA/HUD Secretary Awards Justine Testado 2014-05-13T13:53:00-04:00 >2014-05-19T21:58:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d7/d7j833iir7znakv7.jpg" width="650" height="493" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Four projects -- which all happen to be built in California -- have won in the 2014 AIA/HUD Secretary Awards, as announced by the AIA Housing and Custom Residential Knowledge Community along with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The annual awards program recognizes what they deem as the best examples of the latest innovation and development in the housing design industry.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Awards were given to one project in four categories.</p><p><strong>Category One: Excellence in Affordable Housing Design Award - </strong>28th Street Apartments (Los Angeles)<br>By Koning Eizenberg Architects, Inc.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o1/o1rh3m401ee39ai9.jpg"></p><p><strong>Category Two: Creating Community Connection Award - </strong>Kelly Cullen Community (San Francisco)<br>By Gelfand Partners Architects; Knapp Architects.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/43/43syth5x1msb4zis.jpg"></p><p><strong>Category Three: Community-Informed Design Award - </strong>Kings Beach Housing Now (Kings Beach, California)<br>By Domus Development; YHLA Architects.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5v/5vvqq0oh3cspr2yg.jpg"></p><p><strong>Category Four: Housing Accessibility | Alan J. Rothman Award -</strong> Sierra Bonita Housing (West Hollywood, California)<br>By Patrick Tighe Architecture</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/49/49h6f8u8vrklxabz.jpg"></p><p>More details and photos on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/recipients_of_the_2014_aia_hud_secretary_awards/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/73305902/winners-of-the-2013-aia-hud-secretary-awards Winners of the 2013 AIA/HUD Secretary Awards Alexander Walter 2013-05-16T17:16:00-04:00 >2013-08-26T19:46:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nh/nhdq5nujo3fdqktl.jpg" width="650" height="873" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Also announced this week were the three recipients of the 2013 AIA/HUD Secretary Awards, sponsored by the institute's Housing and Custom Residential Knowledge Community in conjunction with the Office of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing &amp; Urban Development (HUD).</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/43952338/using-all-available-means-as-appropriate Using all available means as appropriate? Nam Henderson 2012-04-05T16:36:00-04:00 >2017-02-09T17:20:26-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jp/jpe9eu3d454krie6.jpg" width="600" height="379" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;This is a major win not just for the county but for the nation,&rdquo; Mr. Astorino, a Republican (ed. and Westchester County executive), said at a news conference. &ldquo;We took a very principled stand against an unwarranted invasion by HUD and the federal government, and the county won.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Peter Applebome examines the news, that&nbsp;Westchester is ahead of schedule in building the 750 affordable homes, required under the terms of a far-reaching affordable housing agreement reached in 2009, with HUD and other federal officials. Currently, 206 units have been approved and of those 196 of have financing in place.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/24449660/hud-seeks-public-comment-on-research-agenda HUD Seeks Public Comment on Research Agenda Quilian Riano 2011-10-19T14:54:04-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <em><p>Over the next 5-10 years, what does HUD need to know to improve knowledge gaps that are affecting the execution of good housing and community development policy and practice?</p></em><br /><br /><p> From HUD:</p> <p> "PD&amp;R is in the process of formulating our research agenda for the next 5-10 years and would like your input. We invite you to think critically about the following question and respond in one of the four targeted topic areas. To ensure consideration in advance of our upcoming research agenda conference in November, be sure to submit your suggestions no later than November 4th. Over the next 5-10 years, what do we need to know to improve knowledge gaps that are affecting the execution of good housing and community development policy and practice?"</p>