Education & Training

The Supportive Housing Opportunities Planner (SHOP) Tool: Setting a Path to End Chronic Homelessness Locally

The Obama Administration is committed to ending chronic homelessness nationally in 2017. Achieving this goal nationally is only possible if we achieve it locally. To do so, communities across the country must have enough available permanent supportive housing units to serve people currently experiencing chronic homelessness and to prevent people with disabling conditions from becoming chronically homeless in the future.

Webinar: Breaking the Cycle of Incarceration and Homelessness Among Veterans

There is a high prevalence of criminal justice system-involvement among Veterans experiencing homelessness, with some estimates indicating that as many as one-half of all Veterans experiencing homelessness are involved in the justice system. Strategies to end Veteran homelessness must therefore also encompass efforts to address and reduce justice system involvement.

Building on the Legacy of Leadership in Land Use: The Urban Land Institute Welcomes New Members to Board of Directors and Operating Committee, and New Trustees

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) welcomes new members to the ULI Board of Directors and ULI Operating Committee, and new ULI Trustees, all of whom started serving their terms July 1, 2015. The ULI Board of Directors oversees the development of ULI’s business strategy and business plan to guide the advancement of ULI’s mission, which is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide

Carrying on the Tradition of Giving Back: The Urban Land Institute Welcomes New Members to ULI Foundation Board of Directors

The ULI Foundation Board of Directors provides leadership for the Foundation, which serves as the philanthropic source of funding for ULI through major gifts, endowment funds, and ULI Annual Fund contributions to support the Institute’s key programs, activities, and services.

FY-2016 Rental Production Application Workshop

FY 2016 Application Workshop is open to applicants who wish to submit a fiscal year 2016 application for 9% and 4% Low Income Housing Tax Credits, HOME funds or MHDC Fund Balance. We strongly recommend that developers who are interested in submitting a FY 2016 Rental Production Application attend. Registration will be open soon.

Larger, More Accessible Homes Increase in Demand by Homeowners Preparing to Age-In-Place

As the housing market continues its recovery, homeowners are increasingly seeking more square footage while simultaneously looking for more accessibility inside and outside of the home. These findings are from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Home Design Trends Survey for the first quarter of 2015, which focuses specifically on overall home layout and the use of interior and exterior space.

At Building Innovation 2016, Tracks Facilitate Collaboration to Achieve Resilience

During Building Innovation 2016: The National Institute of Building Sciences Fourth Annual Conference & Expo, January 11-15, 2016, in Washington, D.C., the Institute will engage the entire building community in developing solutions for Achieving a Resilient Future. Through two collaborative tracks, the Conference will examine efforts underway within multiple segments of the industry to facilitate discussions on different facets of the built environment and develop coordinated strategies for resiliency.

National Association of Real Estate Editors Announces 2015 Robert Bruss Real Estate Book Award Winners

The National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) has named the winners of the Eighth Annual Robert Bruss Real Estate Book Competition. The awards recognize excellence in books published in 2014 covering the broad field of real estate.

NAREE’s 65th Annual Real Estate Journalism Award Winners Announced

The National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) today announced the winners of its 65thAnnual Journalism Awards Competition, recognizing excellence in reporting, writing and editing stories about residential and commercial real estate.

Harvard Releases State of the Nation’s Housing 2015

The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University has released The State of the Nation's Housing 2015 and this is what it says about our PROGRESS IN REDUCING HOMELESSNESS and the role supportive housing is playing, effectively getting people off our streets and keeping them housed:

Citizens Bank provides $50 million apartment construction loan for Hyde Park housing near University of Chicago campus

Citizens Bank announced today that it has provided a $50 million apartment construction loan to an affiliate of Blue Vista Capital Management for a mixed-use apartment project serving the Hyde Park and Kenwood neighborhoods of Chicago. The housing project will be built in partnership with the University of Chicago

Architecture Billings Index Returns to Positive Territory

Led by growing demand for new schools, hospitals, cultural facilities and municipal buildings, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) increased in May following its second monthly drop this year. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to twelve month lead time between architecture billings and construction spending. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the May ABI score was 51.9, up from a mark of 48.8 in April.

Two recipients selected for the David W. Lakamp a/e ProNet Scholarship

The American Institute of Architect (AIA) has selected Alyssa Tope, Assoc. AIA, and Edward Palka, Assoc. AIA, to receive the 2015 David W. Lakamp a/e ProNet Scholarship. The program, initiated by ProNet, a national association of insurance brokers who are committed to providing liability insurance and loss prevention to architects, is awarded to architecture students who demonstrate a particular interest in the principles of management in architecture practice. Tope and Palka will both receive $5,000 to use towards their tuition

Architects Push for Passage of Bipartisan National Design Services Act to Cut Spiraling Student Loan Debt

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) today committed to push for passage of the National Design Services Act (NDSA), which will give architecture students the same relief from crushing student loan debt already granted young lawyers, doctors and others – in return for community service.

DOL-VETS Announces $35 Million in HVRP Grants to Assist 16,000 Homeless Vets

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez announced today the award of more than $35 million in grants to provide an estimated 16,000 veterans with job-driven training for in-demand jobs to help them successfully transition from homelessness to sustainable housing and good civilian jobs

$35 Million in job training grants will help more than 16,000 veterans overcome homelessness and secure employment

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez announced today the award of more than $35 million in grants to provide an estimated 16,000 veterans with job-driven training for in-demand jobs to help them successfully transition from homelessness to sustainable housing and good civilian jobs.

What is the impact of the “on-demand” workforce? New initiative tracks trends, develops approaches to address workers’ needs with $250,000 from Knight Foundation

To help cities remain competitive and create incentives for talented people to contribute to their growth, Institute of the Future is undertaking a new initiative to track the ways in which the nature of work is changing, and to help design policies that meet the needs of a new class of workers. The Workable Futures Initiative is supported by $250,000 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Australia Declined

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Australia declined 0.3 percent and The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) increased 0.1 percent in April.


The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International will offer an extensive educational program and unparalleled professional development opportunities at the 2015 BOMA International Annual Conference & Expo, which takes place June 28-30 in Los Angeles.

National Service Agency Announces $218 Million in AmeriCorps Funding

The grants will allow for more than 44,000 Americans the opportunity to serve through AmeriCorps in 327 organizations across the country. AmeriCorps members will work in communities to strengthen education, provide disaster services, foster economic opportunity, assist veterans and military families, preserve the environment, and expand health services. A complete list of awards can be found here.