Five things the federal government did to help end homelessness (and three things it might not get to do)

How would terminating the US Interagency Council on Homelessness affect efforts to end homelessness? Here's what the evidence says.

People and homes are aging quickly in our rural communities

Over the next 15 years, US communities will see their populations grow. But in rural areas, the increase will be mostly elderly citizens.

Using cash transfers to expand housing choice

What if instead of a voucher, low-income families received a cash transfer, or “housing allowance,” to help pay their rent?

Will the cities of the future work for everyone?

By 2050, two thirds of the world’s population will live in cities.

Building the evidence base to support low-income housing policy in Latin America and the Caribbean

In 2009, the world’s urban population surpassed its rural population for the first time. But we still don't know much about the housing needs of this population.

Moving to Work expansion provides an opportunity to test new models of rental assistance

There is not enough federal rental assistance to go around, but PHAs are testing alternatives that might provide greater stability to more people.

Labor force growth increasingly depends on immigrants and their children

Investing in the education of the children of immigrants will pay off in the long run as these workers play a prominent—and needed—role in our labor force.

Debates over Clean Power Plan divert from the actions that are already happening

Low-income communities are the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change.

Can behavioral science help voucher families reach better neighborhoods?

Voucher holders face several obstacles to moving to low-poverty areas: moving is expensive, program rules are complicated, affordable units are scarce, opportunity-rich neighborhoods may be unfamiliar, and discrimination against voucher holders is legal in most jurisdictions.

Moving to Work, staying in your lane

The expansion of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Moving to Work Demonstration will allow more public housing authorities to test innovative strategies for supporting residents.