The start of the 115th Congress presents an important opportunity to strengthen communities, expand employment, raise wages, and build the infrastructure that will power the U.S. economy in the 21st-century.
The Department of the Treasury requires a trustworthy leader. Based on the record of Financial Freedom, Mnuchin’s reverse mortgage company, it is unclear whether he meets this qualification.
A strong housing foundation is a key component of economic security.
Asian American wealth inequality is greater and rising faster than white wealth inequality.
A two-pronged attack is necessary to break down structural barriers that are preventing low-income families from finding affordable housing.
Although the national housing market outlook has improved in recent years, Midwestern voters—and the election results—may have been influenced by negative equity rates, housing instability, and a struggling mortgage market.
With 10,000 Americans turning 65 every day, the nation must put in place policies that ensure dignity and security in old age.
The housing needs of an increasing number of extended families are not being fully met by the current housing market.
New data on financial behavior and attitudes will update the state of financial inclusion.
Women and people of color face significant structural barriers to starting a small business and have lower rates of business ownership, but progressive policies that expand access to capital and support entrepreneurial education can help overcome these barriers.
The affordable housing challenges facing rural communities demand a careful look at strategies that can boost credit and help rural communities thrive.
To achieve economic security, middle-class Americans need policies that promote good jobs; a growing, inclusive economy; and affordable child care, higher education, health care, housing, and retirement.
Declining middle-class economic security is a policy choice. Here is a policy agenda for rebuilding it.
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.
Strong standards are critical to ensure that the Distressed Asset Stabilization Program protects homeowners and neighborhoods still recovering from the housing crisis.