Here we are in 2015 and affordable housing is still a major concern. A recently released HUD report on Worst Case Housing Needs, says that things got better from 2011-2013 for the hardest to house but we have a long way to go. One of these populations that is getting more and more attention is the plight of homeless Veterans. Cities and states across the country are vowing to end homelessness among Veterans by the end of the year. Progress is being made.
Over the course of the next couple of months, students in the Advanced Housing Seminar at the University of Virginia School of Architecture, are exploring how the structural and social alternatives for ending homelessness in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Using the combined talents and expertise of architectural, engineering, urban planning, and policy students, designs and strategies are being generated that push the envelope. You will be reading about their thoughts about homelessness and affordable housing generally.