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Housing the Extended Family Report
Dilsia Acosta holds her grandson, March 2016. (AP/Allen G. Breed)

Housing the Extended Family

The housing needs of an increasing number of extended families are not being fully met by the current housing market.

Michela Zonta

A Progressive Agenda for Inclusive and Diverse Entrepreneurship Report
A pedestrian crosses a street in the main business section of Montezuma, Georgia, April 2014. (AP/David Goldman)

A Progressive Agenda for Inclusive and Diverse Entrepreneurship

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.

Kate Bahn, Regina Willensky Benjamin, Annie McGrew

Raising Wages and Rebuilding Wealth Report
Millions of Americans are still feeling the effects of a painful economic period.

Raising Wages and Rebuilding Wealth

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.

Carmel Martin, Andy Green, Brendan Duke

Creating Safe and Healthy Living Environments for Low-Income Families Report
A man walks past a blighted building in the Penn-North neighborhood of Baltimore, with a residential tower in the Reservoir Hill neighborhood in the background at top right, on May 9, 2015. (AP/Patrick Semansky)

Creating Safe and Healthy Living Environments for Low-Income Families

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.

Tracey Ross, Chelsea Parsons, Rebecca Vallas

Community Land Trusts Report
Community land trusts can help lower-income families safely bridge the gap between rental housing and traditional homeownership. (iStockphoto)

Community Land Trusts

Community land trusts can help lower-income families safely bridge the gap between rental housing and traditional homeownership, with the potential to challenge the conventional housing market and enhance neighborhood stability.

Michela Zonta

Yet Another Reason Raising the Social Security Retirement Age Is a Terrible Idea Article
Shonna Bennett volunteers at a branch of the Citrus County Library in Beverly Hills, Florida, on September 10, 2014. (AP/John Raoux)

Yet Another Reason Raising the Social Security Retirement Age Is a Terrible Idea

A new study documenting the growing life expectancy gap by income is the latest in a long line of research showing that raising the Social Security retirement age is the wrong approach.

Rebecca Vallas, Jackie Odum, Rachel West

A Secure Retirement Demands Limiting Conflicts of Interest Article
Decima Assise and Harry Lomping walk the halls of The Easton Home on November 6, 2015, in Easton, Pennsylvania. (AP/Matt Rourke)

A Secure Retirement Demands Limiting Conflicts of Interest

The U.S. Department of Labor’s final rule on conflicts of interest will protect savers and retirees, as well as improve trust in financial advice.

Joe Valenti

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