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Metropolitan Housing & Communities Policy Center

Implementing the Family Unification Program

How eight communities around the country are using housing vouchers to stabilize families involved with the child welfare system

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Poverty, Vulnerability, and Safety Net


Mapping America's Futures

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.

Some states - such as Michigan have been losing population for most of the past three decades. Is it possible that migration will dig some areas out of this hole?

Main feature photo by Flickr user Ted Eytan