The voice of Urban Institute's researchers and staff

Tackling the legacy of neighborhood segregation

No silver-bullet solution can address decades of neighborhood segregation, but working on multiple fronts could

Local may be the way to go with minimum wage policies

What we have to learn from LA's minimum wage increase

The weak housing market recovery in Baltimore has hurt African Americans the most

Promising solutions to lower barriers to homeownership for people of color

"Traditional" college students are not disappearing

Despite alternative narratives, most college students are still young and full-time students

Creating employment opportunities for low-income African American men

Many structural barriers stand between low-income black men and employment. Some promising ways to reduce them

High-poverty schools undermine education for children of color

Why desegregating public schools could bring so much benefit to children of color

Weaving a more secure, connected web to help families thrive

Making existing services work better to lower barriers to success for low-income communities

The power of young voices

How living in segregated, low-income neighborhoods silences young people's voices

FHA premium cut pushes refinance activity to highest level in 20 months

Four months ago, FHA cut insurance premiums to stimulate refinancing activity. It's working

Strong medicine: Using policing power with care

Policing is a strong medicine, and we need to ensure that it does not cause more suffering than it cures.

From Protest to Policy


From Protest to Policy

Our researchers offer evidence-based solutions to some of the problems faced by poor, mostly minority communities in Baltimore and other US cities.


Urban Wire Writers