Report Given how central homes and communities are to people’s lives, federal and local leaders must work to ensure low-income families live in environments that are conducive to their success.
Report Reform is urgently needed to prevent civil asset forfeiture abuses from undermining public efforts to cut poverty and boost opportunity.
Issue Brief Increased public investment in housing, health, infrastructure, and education initiatives would improve outcomes for communities of color and help avoid disasters such as what recently occurred in Flint, Michigan.
Report Expanding national service programs to create first jobs and on-the-job training slots for opportunity youth and other disadvantaged workers is an important workforce strategy.
The Flint water crisis highlights the continuing disparities that people of color face in finding access to fair housing and healthy communities.
On TalkPoverty Radio, hosts Rebecca Vallas and Tracey Ross shine a light on the effects of extreme weather, racial inequality, and poverty.
Las comunidades de color y de bajos ingresos que viven en comunidades tribales, rurales y agrícolas en el estado de California están enfrentándose a altas tasas de desempleo, el acceso limitado y costoso al agua segura y asequible, y la inseguridad alimentaria, como consecuencia de la sequía de California.
While an extreme weather event, such as a flood, heat wave, or hurricane, may seem like an equal opportunity force of destruction, in reality, these events exacerbate the underlying injustices that exist in our communities year round.
A recent CAP roundtable discussion highlighted the need for investments in and further conversations about urban areas and low-income communities.
Report Policymakers must support strategies for English language instruction that consider the needs of immigrant adults and children together in order to ensure families achieve greater economic and academic success and the ability to fully participate in society.
Report The federal government has a long history of supporting the work of anchor institutions—entities, including universities and hospitals, that control vast economic, human, and intellectual resources. It has a vested interest in exploring strategies that harness anchors’ power to increase community revitalization and economic growth.
Today, 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.
Forty 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.