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4 Things Communities Must Do to Become Promise Zones

President Obama Promise ZonesToday, the Obama administration announced the second round of Promise Zones applications. As leaders and groups come together to plan their applications, they must ensure their strategies to address poverty are community driven, comprehensive, systemic, and focused on outcomes.

By Tracey Ross | Friday, September 19, 2014

Community Development Block Grant Program: 40 Years of Building Stronger Communities

constructionForty years after the Community Development Block Grant was established, the program continues to serve as an important tool in helping communities across the country tackle emerging challenges in affordable housing, infrastructure, and economic development.

By Tracey Ross | Thursday, August 21, 2014

One Storm Shy of Despair

book_alt2 icon Report President Obama and his State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience have an opportunity to reduce extreme weather and other climate change risks to low-income families and to create resilient, safe, and equitable communities that will allow all Americans to prosper.

By Cathleen Kelly and Tracey Ross | Thursday, July 17, 2014

A Renewed Promise

North Philadelphia book_alt2 icon Report A child's zip code should not determine her destiny, but a growing body of research reveals that the community she grows up in affects her educational, health, and economic outcomes. This report provides an overview of the nation’s first five Promise Zones and their emerging insights and details recommendations for how the federal government can improve the initiative and its role as a partner in place-based work.

By Tracey Ross and Erik Stegman | Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The War on Poverty: Then and Now

LBJ declares War on Poverty book_alt2 icon Report Fifty years after the launch of the War on Poverty, it’s time to apply our lessons learned to today’s economic and social challenges to usher in a new era of shared prosperity.

By Melissa Boteach, Erik Stegman, Sarah Baron, Tracey Ross, and Katie Wright | Tuesday, January 7, 2014

No Place Like Home

Homeless woman in Skid Row book_alt2 icon Report In our efforts to end homelessness, we must continue to provide affordable rental housing and comprehensive support to individuals and families facing poverty.

By Tracey Ross | Thursday, December 5, 2013

A Disaster in the Making

Disaster resilience book_alt2 icon Report Superstorm Sandy is just the latest in a long line of natural disasters that have tested the resilience of low-income communities and exposed the underlying socioeconomic problems these communities face year round.

By Tracey Ross | Monday, August 19, 2013

Addressing Urban Poverty in America Must Remain a Priority

Though a new study shows that suburban poverty is on the rise, it is important to remember that urban poverty still persists across the nation.

By Tracey Ross | Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Tracey Ross

Tracey Ross is a Senior Policy Analyst with the Poverty and Prosperity Program at American Progress. In this role, she focuses on place-based responses to fighting poverty. Prior to joining American Progress, she was a program associate at Living Cities where she worked on their signature effort, The Integration Initiative, supporting cities as they work […]

Monday, April 15, 2013