Mortgage lending in Indian Country has jumped, but land policies remain a barrier

The legal status of land in Indian Country is complicated and makes obtaining mortgages difficult.

We need to know more about block grant programs to improve them

Proposed for elimination, the Community Development Block Grant has been a major source of flexible funds aimed at helping low-income people.

Homelessness in Indian Country is a hidden, but critical, problem

Homelessness in Indian Country primarily takes the form of doubling up rather than sleeping on the street, making it less conspicuous.

What rural communities stand to lose from proposed housing budget cuts

The Trump Administration's proposed cuts and tax reforms could reduce housing availability and affordability in rural communities.

Affordability is not the main problem with housing in Indian Country

While affordability is often viewed as the biggest barrier to stable housing, physical housing problems are more severe in tribal areas.

Less segregated communities aren’t only more inclusive. They’re more prosperous.

What exactly are the costs of segregation on metropolitan regions, and how does it limit economic vibrancy and earnings potential of residents?

Three ways the Great Lakes region can find home-grown solutions to its challenges

Political rhetoric on the Great Lakes has portrayed the region as a victim of global forces, but the region’s recovery depends on investments in its strengths.

Improving the lives of kids in public housing

Children tend to be forgotten in debates on public housing policies, and few policy or program initiatives respond to the challenges they face.

Housing market revival is key to Detroit’s economic recovery

A healthy housing market can build Detroit residents’ wealth, attracts new residents, stabilize neighborhoods, and generate revenue for local government.

What the research says about immigrants hasn’t changed

The majority of immigrants are not to be feared but should be recognized for their economic, social, civic, and cultural contributions to this country.