Charts Despite an improving labor market, other indicators show that we are far from the healthy economy Americans need.
With U.S. GDP growth so dependent on consumer spending, there is reason for concern, despite positive numbers.
Report Transportation funding restrictions prevent states and metropolitan regions from making objective decisions about the most appropriate investments. Increased programmatic flexibility will allow funding to flow to the most beneficial projects regardless of the source of money.
Issue Brief For millions of Americans, retirement—the so-called golden years—will be significantly tarnished by a lack of savings.
Expanding the Military Lending Act would better protect service members from becoming trapped in a cycle of debt and risking their security clearances.
The U.S. economy has added 11.2 million private-sector jobs in the expansion since February 2010, but wages are still going nowhere.
Report Stable, healthy marriages and relationships can bolster the economic security and well-being of adults and children.
Bank regulators’ efforts to update the Community Reinvestment Act reflect changes in the financial marketplace and are valuable first steps toward broader reforms.
By expanding its supervision to include nonbank car loans and leases, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposed rule will protect millions of consumers.
Despite an improving labor market, other indicators show that we are far from the healthy economy Americans need.
Julia Gordon, Director of Housing Finance and Policy at the Center for American Progress, recently testified before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development. Her testimony provides recommendations for increasing access to safe and affordable credit.
Issue Brief To fully realize the potential of Metro’s Silver Line, policymakers must break with past development practices, focus public resources, and use the regulatory power of the state to guide sustainable development.
Charts Increasing income inequality has decreased the share of the population earning a middle-class income.