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Metropolitan Housing & Communities Policy Center

Mapping America's Futures

What will America look like in 2030?  We can already see that the population is aging and becoming more diverse, but how will those trends play out at the local and regional levels?  Use our new interactive tool to explore the possibilities.

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Mapping America's Futures


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.


Main feature photo by Flickr user Ted Eytan