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The Economic Fallout of the Coronavirus for People of Color Article
A woman gives vouchers for groceries, provided by the food bank Feeding South Florida, to people lined up in their vehicles on April 6, 2020, in Sunrise, Florida. (Getty/Joe Raedle)

The Economic Fallout of the Coronavirus for People of Color

Occupational segregation, employment discrimination, and exploitation make economic downturns, such as the one created by the COVID-19 pandemic, worse in communities of color by destabilizing jobs, undermining small businesses, and increasing income shocks and unexpected expenses.

Connor Maxwell, Danyelle Solomon

A Right to Counsel Is a Right to a Fighting Chance Report

A Right to Counsel Is a Right to a Fighting Chance

Guaranteeing legal representation for renters facing eviction not only is a highly effective means of keeping renters in their homes, but it also benefits whole communities by preventing homelessness, preserving affordable rental homes, and more.

Heidi Schultheis, Caitlin Rooney

Racial Disparities in Home Appreciation Report

Racial Disparities in Home Appreciation

Segregation and racial disparities in home appreciation put African Americans at a disadvantage in their ability to build equity and accumulate wealth.

Michela Zonta

Lack of Housing and Mental Health Disabilities Exacerbate One Another Article
A homeless man beds down for the night at a warming shelter in Washington, D.C., January 2015. (Getty/The Washington Post/Jahi Chikwendiu)

Lack of Housing and Mental Health Disabilities Exacerbate One Another

Understanding the relationship between homelessness and mental health disabilities is key to preventing and ending homelessness for people with mental illness, particularly as housing costs continue to rise.

Heidi Schultheis

Homes for All Report

Homes for All

It is time for the federal government to contribute more aggressively to the U.S. supply of affordable housing, as it did in the past.

Michela Zonta

The Latest HUD Proposal Would Exacerbate the Housing Insecurity Crisis Article
A woman looks over an album of family photos after an eviction team removed all her possessions from her foreclosed home in Colorado, February 2009. (Getty/John Moore)

The Latest HUD Proposal Would Exacerbate the Housing Insecurity Crisis

By tripling the minimum rent and imposing counterproductive so-called work requirements, the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s proposed legislation would increase economic hardship for households already most at risk of eviction and homelessness.

Heidi Schultheis, Michela Zonta, Rejane Frederick

5 Features of Successful Housing Finance Reform Report

5 Features of Successful Housing Finance Reform

A reformed housing finance system should prioritize people at all income levels, including renters, and support liquidity and affordability across the mortgage market.

Sarah Edelman, Gregg Gelzinis

Recovering from Hurricane Maria Requires an Extensive Federal Response Article
Victims of Hurricane Maria carry supplies in Morovis, Puerto Rico, October 7, 2017. (AP/Ramon Espinosa)

Recovering from Hurricane Maria Requires an Extensive Federal Response

After weathering two devastating storms, Puerto Rico is still struggling to recover as the federal government fails to provide short-term and long-term relief.

Erin Cohan, Sarah Shapiro, Rebecca Cokley, 6 More Sarah Edelman, Gregg Gelzinis, Connor Maxwell, Scott Sargrad, Eliza Schultz, Cristina Novoa

The Art of a Devastating Deal for Distressed Communities Article
A home facing foreclosure is seen in San Antonio, February 2009. (AP/Eric Gay)

The Art of a Devastating Deal for Distressed Communities

Community development, housing, and small-business cuts in Trump’s budget would leave struggling communities even worse off.

Joe Valenti, Sarah Edelman

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