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Metropolitan Housing & Communities Policy Center

Strengthening Communities with Neighborhood Data

A new book from the Urban Institute draws lessons from 20 years of data-driven community development.

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Strengthening Communities

INTERACTIVE FEATURE

DC Housing Affordability

The Metro Center's work concentrates on the communities—housing developments, neighborhoods, cities, and suburbs—that make up America's urban regions. Our research investigates factors that shape the quality of life in these communities, the opportunities they offer residents, and the effectiveness of federal, state, and local public policies that govern urban housing and neighborhoods.

 
Low-income housing is not typically associated with high-end architectural design.
 
 
 

Main feature photo by Flickr user Ted Eytan