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Affordable Comfort

  • Building America

    Building America is a private/public partnership sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy that conducts research to find energy-efficient solutions for new and existing housing that can be implemented on a production basis.

Affordable Housing Related Organizations

  • Affordable Comfort, Inc. (ACI) is a non-profit organization aiming to advance the performance of residential buildings through unbiased education.

  • This site provides information on an Affordable Housing Development competition under the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston.

  • Provides sustainable improvements in local housing finance ecosystems by working with governments, parastatals, NGO’s, and stakeholders to design, develop, pilot and improve housing finance policies and programs.

  • An affordable housing business that aims to create a real sense of community in manufactured home communities across the United States.

  • Created by a California non-profit organization, this site focuses on architecture and community planning, employment training, and family and youth services to low-income multicultural communities throughout the Bay Area.

  • Center for Architecture and Building Science Research Created by the New Jersey Institute of Technology, this site provides affordable housing design, community development and evaluation research.
  • Center for Housing Policy The Center, a research affiliate of the National Housing Conference, provides education and research on America’s affordable housing challenges and examines the impact of policies and programs developed to address these needs.
  • This site provides information on transitional housing and support services for battered women and their children.

  • This site provides valuable information about affordable housing and community economic development issues.

  • Living Cities is an innovative philanthropic collaborative of 22 of the world’s largest foundations and financial institutions focused on improving the lives of low-income people and the urban areas in which they live.

  • The Minimum Cost Housing Group of the McGill University School of Architecture is an educational and research unit that focuses attention on the human settlement problems of poor nations.

  • The Center for Housing Policy is the research affiliate of the National Housing Conference. The Center works to broaden the understanding of America’s affordable housing challenges and examines the impact of the developed policies and programs.

  • This is a national nonprofit engaged in housing preservation through real estate development, lending, and public policy initiatives.

  • This organization is solely dedicated to ending America’s affordable housing crisis, with an advocacy focus on those with the most serious housing problems.

  • Provided by a national nonprofit organization, the following links to organizational and governmental sites represent various aspects of the affordable housing and community revitalization field.

  • NeighborWorks Net A national nonprofit organization created by Congress to provide financial support, technical assistance, and training for community-based revitalization efforts.

Arizona-Related Practices, Policies, and Resources

  • Provides affordable housing information as well as resources for communities in Arizona.

  • Arizona Housing Alliance is a statewide housing organization that supports and advocates for quality housing that Arizonans can afford.

  • Provide detailed information about the well-being of young children in Arizona and one-page summaries of some of the issues affecting them and their families.

  • A real estate and economic consulting firm that provides consultation on all aspects of the Arizona economy with specialization in the real estate market.

  • Helps resident-led, community-based development organizations transform distressed communities and neighborhoods into healthy ones.

Best Practices & Case Studies in Affordable/Workforce Housing

  • State of California’s Housing and Community Development site highlights the State’s best housing projects encompassing rehabilitation, new designs, materials or methods of construction, resulting in exceptional value or affordability.

  • This center provides affordable housing design research, outreach on housing design and the community planning process, and construction in Mantua-West Powelton neighborhood in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

  • Design Advisor A tool, resource, idea bank and step-by step guide to Design in affordable housing provided by USHUD.
  • Design Matters Provided by the City Design Center at the University of Illinois-Chicago, this site provides a catalog of affordable housing located throughout the U. S.
  • Provided by Policy Link, this site describes the term “affordable housing” and explains the many issues defining it.


  • This association combines the advantages of private homes with the benefits of more sustainable living, including shared common facilities and ongoing connections with neighbors.

  • This site provides a national database of individuals, businesses and organizations wanting to create and/or live in an age-targeted cohousing neighborhood.

Community Research and Measurements

  • The Aspen Institute, a non-partisan think-tank that provides measures for community research.

  • Prepared by Claudia J. Coulton (2008) for the Urban Institute, the monograph is a catalog that describes 42 data sources and gives examples of the types of neighborhood indicators that can be constructed from each.

  • The Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI), an alternative to the gross domestic product (GDP), enables policymakers at the national, state, regional, or local level to measure how well their citizens are doing both economically and socially.

  • Through technical assistance, financial support, and advocacy, ICE builds the capacity of a national network of community land trusts (CLTs) and other locally controlled organizations for permanently affordable housing and community economic development.

  • A collaborative effort by the Urban Institute and local partners to further the development and use of neighborhood-level information systems in local policymaking and community building.

  • Focuses on complex health and social issues in fields such as injury and violence prevention, traffic safety, health disparities, nutrition and physical activity, and youth development.

  • This research provides a foundation for future analysis of community needs by testing the feasibility of relying on the American Community Survey (ACS) and devising a methodology to compare conditions in communities over time.

  • Sustainable Measures is a private consulting firm dedicated to promoting sustainable communities, primarily through the development, understanding and use of effective indicators and systems for measuring progress.

Compact Development & Residential Density

  • To face its housing challenges, Vancouver developed a new initiative called EcoDensity. The site provides information and a primer booklet that depicts specific efforts to build communities that are green, livable and affordable in the city.

Databases and Resource Clearinghouses

  • This site provides national and international news, projects, products, and events in the world of architecture and design.

  • This is a selected list of resources in the UC Berkeley libraries and on the Web prepared for the students and faculty at the University of California, Berkeley.

  • U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Energy Codes Program is an information resource on national model energy codes.

  • Building Green offers print and electronic resources to help design and build construction projects from a whole-systems perspective and take an integrated design approach that minimizes ecological impact and maximizes economic performance.

  • This part of Cyburbia provides Internet resources relevant to affordable housing, alternative building materials, cohousing, government agencies and housing research.

  • This site contains a wealth of information that can be used by professionals in nearly every field for planning, decision making, market research, or various kinds of program development.

  • This site provides links to electronic bibliographies on selected housing and land use research topics, compiling best practices and current research.

  • Housing Information Gateway (University of Colorado-Boulder/Housing Information Center) This site provides information on and links to housing resources on the Internet. This site is an “elaboration” of the Encyclopedia of Housing.
  •, the online economics information resource, provides the latest housing forecasts, market trends, in-depth economic analysis and archival data relating to the housing industry.

  • This site provides housing policy development and research information service which includes over 1,000 publications and data sets.

  • This is a research and communication tool by University of Minnesota for designers including research summaries that are added weekly.

  • As the joint effort of the League of California Cities and its nonprofit research affiliate, the Institute for Local Government, this site offers helpful resources available to local officials in terms of understanding housing policy options and issues.

  • This site provides links to government sites, and national policy and advocacy organizations within the US.

  • This is a monthly e-newsletter in the field of community development, including up-dates on policy issues, news from organizations in the NeighborWorks network, funding opportunities, and training events.

  • This is a public-interest information exchange provided by Urban Insight for the urban planning, design, and development community.

  • Provided by HUD user, this site provides information on affordable housing state and local regulatory barriers and possible solutions to those barriers.

  • Research Design Connections is a knowledge tool that comprehensively covers new research and practitioner best practices.

  • ToolBase Resources combines product descriptions, design & construction guides, best practices, performance reports, case studies, and other resources in way that builders and remodelers will find useful.

  • This site is a selective bibliographic research guide to the UC Berkeley library and Internet social housing literature, both American and international. Included are basic research tools, historical sources, and strategies for finding needed materials.

Green & Environmentally Sustainable Housing Practices

Healthy Housing & Communities

  • Active Housing Active Housing takes research-based programs, introducing them into community settings, providing structured social marketing support and conducting independent evaluation to measure effectiveness.
  • This program establishes innovative approaches to increase physical activity through community design, public policies and communications strategies.

  • A national program of the Robert Woods Foundation that identifies environmental factors and policies that influence physical activity.

  • Alliance for Healthy Homes is a nonprofit organization working to prevent and eliminate hazards in our homes that can harm children, families, and other residents. These hazards include lead, mold, carbon monoxide, radon, pests, and pesticides.

  • A national network of green building professionals, environmental and health activists, socially responsible investment advocates and others interested in promoting healthier building materials

  • Focuses on increasing physical activity among adults age 50 and older.

  • A nonprofit organization founded in 1992 to bring the public health, housing, and environmental communities together to combat the nation’s epidemic of childhood lead poisoning.

Housing Cooperatives & Limited/Shared Equity Models

  • The oldest limited equity housing cooperative in the United States that provides affordable housing and a strong community for 1,500 moderate-income families.

  • This site provides technical assistance resources for residents interested in ownership building sharing.

  • This is a nonprofit national cooperative housing organization to represent, inform, perpetuate, serve and inspire the nation’s housing cooperatives.

  • Provided by a national research and action institute, this site describes the “Limited Equity Housing Cooperatives” program which provides various types of cooperative housing and various levels of density.

  • The Center provides links to publications, programs and conferences, provided by the University of Wisconsin.

Housing for Seniors & Multigenerational Housing

  • Provided by AARP, this site describes the different affordable housing choices available to older adults (assisted living, nursing homes, and various other apartments etc.)

  • This website was created to help designers, providers, and others interested in creating supportive shared residential care settings for people with dementia. It provides extensive literature review, practical information and a few case studies.

  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren A program of the Beatitudes Center D.O.A.R. offers support and assistance to grandparents who are raising their grandchildren.

Housing-Relevant Journals, Magazines & Newsletters

  • This journal is published and archived by Archnet, an online community for architects, planners, urban designers, interior designers, landscape architects, and scholars working in these fields. (2007-Present). Full text PDF.

  • An annual peer-reviewed journal published by graduate students in the Department of City and Regional Planning (DCRP) at the University of California, Berkeley since 1985. Table of contents only (1985-Present)

  • This is an easy one-stop access to the information providers in the built environment sector. Search engine only (for books)

  • A magazine provided by the National Association of Home Builders, the voice of America’s housing industry. Full Text (HTML) (2001- Present)

  • An international refereed journal publishing articles of well-detailed research and of significance to the international community. Table of Contents and list of themed issues (1997-Present) Free online access for the latest issue

  • It provides an international platform for the exchange of ideas and information between urban planners and policy makers from government, non-government organizations, academia and consultancy. Table of contents Full text PDF (1983-Present)

  • This journal analyzes and records the influence of environment on individuals, groups and institutions. Table of contents Full text PDF (1999-Present)

  • This is a monthly newsletter published since 1992 featuring comprehensive, practical information related to sustainable design in the built environment. Table of contents Purchase on-line for ($199/year or $12.95/week) through The BuildingGreen Suite.

  • This magazine covers the rapidly growing green building industry. Full text (HTML) (2000-Present)

  • This is an interdisciplinary journal of urban and regional research. Table of contents (1969-Present) Full text (PDF) (2000-Present)

  • This is an interdisciplinary journal that focuses on urban planning and design. Table of contents Full text (PDF) (2000-Present)

  • This is an interdisciplinary journal that focuses on government and policy with an international perspective. Table of contents Full text (PDF) (2001-Present)

  • This is an interdisciplinary journal that focuses on the relations between society and space. Table of contents Full text (PDF) (2001-Present)

  • This is an new journal, launching in 2018 that focuses on the relations between nature and space.

  • This journal focuses on housing policy, systems and practice in Europe from a social science perspective. Table of contents with abstract (2001-Present)

  • This is an international journal provided through the United Nations Human Settlements Program: UN-HABITAT. List of themed issues Full text (HTML) (1997-Present)

  • This magazine provides a forum for thoughtful and articulate practitioners, journalists, and academics, primarily from architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design and planning. List of themed issues Full text (PDF and HTML) (2001-Present)

  • This journal supports the mission of Housing Education and Research Association by providing for the dissemination of housing research and other scholarly work. Issues with abstracts (PDF) (2003-Present)

  • This international journal focuses on the theoretical and analytical developments within the housing field. Table of contents and abstracts (1996-Present)

  • This journal focuses on the application and development of social theory in the housing field. Table of contents and abstracts (1997-2005) (earlier ones no abstracts)

  • This journal focuses on current research, commentaries, and reviews on planning and urban development. Table of contents with partial abstracts (1988-Present) Full text (PDF) for selected articles with single, monthly pass (1935-Present)

  • This international interdisciplinary journal focuses on architecture, design, and planning. Table of contents and sample articles (PDF) (2001-2006)

  • This journal, from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, focuses on the teaching of architecture. Table of contents (2003) Full text available through Blackwell publishing, $58/year

  • It is an international peer-reviewed journal committed to advancing theory, research and practice for design in the built environment. Table of contents and abstracts (1996-Present)

  • This journal focuses on housing and community development. Current feature articles and description

  • This journal is for gerontological professionals of architecture, housing, urban planning, and public policy responsible for the residential environments of the elderly. Table of contents and abstract Full text (PDF) 60.00/year with subscription

  • The journal covers planning theory, pedagogy, and practice in addition to urban geography, welfare economics, and policy analysis. Table of contents and abstract (current issue) Search engine (2000-Present) Full text (PDF) (2000-Present)

  • Metropolis examines contemporary life through design–architecture, interior design, product design, graphic design, crafts, planning, and preservation.

  • This is an internationally-circulated journal that incorporates writings from a variety of fields in design, the arts and social sciences. Full text (PDF) (1983-2006)

  • The nation’s oldest continually-published housing and community development magazine for organizers, activists and advocates in the affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization movements. Search engine with issues Full text (HTML) (1994-Present)

  • This journal, by the International Seminar on Urban Form, seeks to advance research and practice in fields concerned with the built environment. Table of contents (1997-Present) Full text (PDF)

New Urbanism

  • Chicago-based non-profit organization that works with architects, developers, planners, and others involved in the creation of cities and towns, teaching them how to implement the principles of the New Urbanism.

  • Private company completed designs for over 250 new and existing communities with a major influence on the practice and direction of urban planning in the United States.

  • This company prepared community design and architectural guidelines for residential development in a mixed-income community, “Celebration.”

Professional & Academic Organizations Involved in Housing, Architecture, and Planning

  • This organization represents the professional interests of the American architectural profession and a resource for its members in service to society.

  • This is a nonprofit public interest and research organization provides information on urban, suburban, regional and rural planning to practice planners, citizens and elected officials.

  • Being America’s oldest national engineering society, this organization represents more than 120,000 civil engineers worldwide.

  • Architecture Research Institute promotes cross-disciplinary research in design and urban planning that informs public policies and strategies that create livable, compact, global cities that are eco-sustainable, walkable and less automobile dependent.

  • The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture is a membership association to advance the quality of architectural education.

  • The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) is a consortium of university-based programs offering credentials in urban and regional planning.

  • The U.K. government’s advices on architecture, urban design and public space that offers expert advice, research and debate.

  • An independent consulting company provides advice and research for construction industry, design professions and policy-making institutions

  • This is a national organization whose members include community association volunteer leaders, professional managers, community management firms, and other professionals and companies that provide products and services to associations.

  • This is an international, interdisciplinary organization for the advancement and dissemination of environmental design research.

  • The organization is a major forum for professional dialogue among educators, researchers, and policy makers in the field of housing.

  • Provided by the Fellowship for Intentional Community, this site includes resources for finding cooperative living communities and links to ecovillages, cohousing, communes, urban housing cooperatives, etc.

  • This charity organization works to facilitate communication on the relationships between people and their physical environment which provides a bulletin, conferences and information to its members.

  • LISC provides capital, expertise, training and information to community-based organizations for the development of local leadership, affordable housing, commercial, industrial and community facilities, businesses and jobs.

  • MHRA is a non-profit organization with the mission of developing new technologies to enhance the value, quality, and performance of the nation’s factory built homes.

  • The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) is the sole agency authorized to accredit US professional degree programs in architecture. Lists accredited architecture programs.

  • This is a trade association that helps promote the policies that make housing a national priority for members, housing industry and public at large.

  • This site provides affordable housing research, development research and interactive reports intended for the liaisons between builders and manufacturers, design professionals and housing research, and government and industry.

  • This organization is a housing and community development advocate for the provision of adequate and affordable housing and strong, viable communities for all Americans. Their members administer HUD Programs (Public Housing, Section 8, CDBG and HOME).

  • An independent nonprofit organization that examines the issues causing crises in housing and community in America specific areas include housing, jobs, safety, and education.

  • This organization focuses their advocacy on those with the most serious housing problems, the lowest income households with the aim of ending affordable housing crisis of the US.

  • The Washington, DC-based National Council is and advocate and strategic consultant for the apartment industry.

  • New Ecology, Inc. was founded in 1999 to spearhead sustainable development in distressed urban communities in New England. This organization joins environmental quality with economic development in urban communities.

  • The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s New England Public Policy Center conducts research, provides resources and disseminates information on economic and public policy issues that affect the region.

  • This is an association of professionals, activists, academics, and students involved in physical, social, economic, and environmental planning in urban and rural areas.

  • A nonprofit organization focused on creating and sustaining public places that build communities.

  • The housing industry’s resource for technical information on building products, materials, new technologies, business management, and housing systems.

  • HUD is the Federal agency responsible for national policy and programs that address America’s housing needs, and enforce fair housing laws.

  • An international professional organization for urban scholars, researchers, and public service providers that provides information about urbanism and urbanization.

  • This site provides economic and social policy research through a nonpartisan research organization.

  • A nonprofit research and education organization that provides leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide.

Smart Growth & Livable Communities

  • Provided by the American Institute of Architects, this site provides livability issue links through their Center for Communities by Design.

  • The purpose of this center is to help establish and develop community organizations across the country, “bring attention to major national issues related to poverty,” and “help insure that government programs are responsive to community needs.”

  • The National Complete Streets Coalition seeks to fundamentally transform the look, feel and function of the roads and streets to enable safe access for all users, by changing the way most roads are planned, designed, and constructed.

  • Rating system that integrates the principles of smart growth, urbanism, and green building into the first national standard for neighborhood design.

  • The Coalition promotes quality growth in Atlanta by implementing quality growth plans in communities around the metro area, promoting public policy that supports quality growth, and by educating and communicating the benefits of quality growth.

  • LivCom is the world’s only Awards Competition focusing on Best Practice regarding the management of the local environment with the objective to improve the quality of life of individual citizens through the creation of ‘livable communities’.

  • The National Center for Bicycling & Walking (NCBW) is the major program of the Bicycle Federation of America, Inc. (BFA) whose mission is to create bicycle-friendly and walkable communities.

  • This conference focuses on interdependence; that is all of us are affected the environments in which we live, work, learn, shop and play – and all of us have a role to play in shaping those environments.

  • Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center attempts to improve the quality of life in communities through the increase of safe walking and bicycling as a viable means of transportation and physical activity.

  • This is a living laboratory where a national network of creative practitioners come together to learn, share, inspire and seed innovation in place, collectively elevating the art and science of planning for vibrant and sustainable communities.

  • Smart City Radio A weekly, hour-long public radio talk show that takes an in-depth look at urban life, the people, places, ideas and trends shaping cities.
  • A coalition of the best-known national, state and local organizations advocating on behalf of historic preservation, the environment, farmland and open space preservation, neighborhood revitalization and more.

  • This site provides many resource areas (bibliographies, documents, etc.) as well as specific topics of smart growth are organized into issue areas that each contains overviews and on-line resources.

  • Sustainable Measures is a private consulting firm dedicated to promoting sustainable communities, primarily through the development, understanding and use of effective indicators and systems for measuring progress.

  • Non-profit organization addresses the changes of American cities through a quarterly magazine, events across the country, and op-eds in major newspapers, promotes socially and environmentally sustainable economic growth.

Statistical Information & Resources

Supportive Housing

  • Provides services linked to housing to address the long-term needs of families and individuals caught in a cycle of chronic poverty.

  • Provides loans and grants to supportive housing sponsors, by strengthening the supportive housing industry, and by reforms public policy to make it easier to create and operate supportive housing.

Universal Design and Fair Housing Design

  • This is an independent Federal agency which provides technical assistance and information on ADA and other access-related legislation.

  • This non-profit organization provides education programs, technical assistance, training, consultation, publications, and design advocacy to promote access and universal design.

  • AARP provides free publications for housing and consumer education of older people.

  • IDEA provides resources and technical expertise in architecture, product design, facilities management, and the social and behavioral sciences to further Universal Design practice.

  • This is a national information, technical assistance, and research center that evaluates, develops, and promotes accessible and universal design in housing, commercial and public facilities, outdoor environments, and products.

  • Accessible & Affordable Housing Options This section of has information about housing rights, tax credits, making a home accessible, and supportive housing services that can help people with disabilities live independent, self-directed lives.
  • Prepared by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, this 123-page report aims to advance the state-of-the-art in testing to measure discrimination against persons with disabilities, for both research and enforcement purposes.

  • Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST is an initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) designed to promote compliance with the Fair Housing Act design and construction requirements.

  • Provides clear and helpful guidance about ways to design and construct housing which complies with the Fair Housing Act.

  • Initiated by the National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification, this website provides assistance and resources to help adapt home environments to make tasks easier, reduce accidents, and support independent living.

  • The International Code Council, a membership association, provides resources for gaining a better understanding of and complying with the Fair Housing Act (FHA) accessibility requirements.

  • MIG offers reference and curricular materials to create environments and organizations in support of human development.

  • The Center offers practical strategies and materials to make supportive housing and home modification a more integral component of successful aging, long-term care, preventive health, and the development of elder-friendly communities.

  • This site provides resources for accessibility and universal design principles and guidelines for housing design and construction.

  • Being a part of College of Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Trace is working on making standard information technologies and telecommunication systems more accessible.

  • UD &C provides publications and consulting services about accessible design, compliance with the ADA, and universal design.

  • House of Modification Examples is located 30 miles north of Milwaukee, WI. Provides information on improving the quality of life for persons living with physical disabilities through design + build.

University Centers for Housing Design, Policy, and Research

  • The Brookings Institution is a private nonprofit organization of independent research and innovative policy solutions.

  • The Centre for Urban and Community Studies (CUCS) at University of Toronto promotes and disseminates multidisciplinary research and policy analysis on urban issues.

  • This is a multi-disciplinary research, education, and service program in the College of Architecture and the Arts at the University of Illinois-Chicago. The Center’s mission is the study and practice of design in the public interest.

  • This Center provides housing and demographic information related to the State of Georgia.

  • HERC is a partnership between the Michigan Association of Home Builders (MAHB) and the Construction Management (CM) program at Michigan State University, primarily functioning as an adjunct research, education and training arm of the MAHB.

  • IPR is an interdisciplinary public policy research institute at Northwestern University whose mission is to stimulate and support social science research on significant public policy issues and to disseminate the findings.

  • IRP is a center for interdisciplinary research into the causes and consequences of poverty and social inequality in the United States.

  • IPS is the primary social science policy research and teaching arm of the Johns Hopkins University dealing with a wide range of issues including welfare dependency, child support enforcement, supportive living for vulnerable populations, etc.

  • Harvard University’s Joint Center for information and research on housing in the United States.

  • This graduate program, through the McGill School of Architecture, is geared towards students of a variety of educational backgrounds ranging from architecture to landscape design.

  • An endowed center that investigates how design can be used to make the metropolitan landscape more livable and sustainable.

  • The Urban and Regional Planning Program at MSU is one of the oldest academic urban and regional planning programs in the United States with diverse research and outreach interests that address contemporary and emerging planning issues.

  • Housing Affordability Initiative examines housing affordability problems that exist in the Boston metropolitan area. The Initiative provides data-driven tools and analyses for individuals and institutions active in developing affordable housing.

  • This Center serves the home building industry and the residents of Pennsylvania by improving the quality and affordability of housing.

  • The Pratt Center for Community Development works for a more just, equitable, and sustainable city for all New Yorkers, by empowering communities to plan for and realize their futures.

  • This Center facilitates the provision of safe, decent, and affordable housing and related community development throughout the State of Florida.

  • A research and public service unit of The College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at The University of Arizona dedicated to the environmentally sensitive and resource-conscious development of neighborhoods and communities.

  • Virginia Center for Housing Research This Center is part of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University’s Research Division and has a mission to serve as an interdisciplinary study, research, and information resource on housing for the Commonwealth of Virginia.


  • A residential development company based in Seattle, Washington that builds ‘pocket neighborhoods’ of detached cottages and houses.

  • A nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the national conversation about what contemporary families need and how these needs can best be met through the dissemination of educational materials, media coverage, conferences, and seminars.

  • As a part of USDA Rural Development, Housing and Community Facilities Programs helps rural communities and individuals by providing loans and grants for housing and community facilities