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The Fed began buying mortgage-backed securities in 2009 to support a then-fragile housing market, and is now the single largest holder.
Housing affordability challenges in cities like San Francisco and New York often overshadow the enormous housing challenges in rural America.
A new law in Utah shows how states are driving changes to improve juvenile justice practices and outcomes.
Wide disparities in public investment raise concerns about whether children nationwide are on equal footing when pursuing the American Dream.
The legal status of land in Indian Country is complicated and makes obtaining mortgages difficult.
Though many consider all green finance innovative, most instruments are conventional and could be improved by a heightened emphasis on results.
Avoiding a government shutdown is now considered success, but the budget process is not the problem.
Proposed for elimination, the Community Development Block Grant has been a major source of flexible funds aimed at helping low-income people.
Puerto Rico’s Medicaid program is rapidly running out of money, which puts the health of 1.3 million participants at risk.
Homelessness in Indian Country primarily takes the form of doubling up rather than sleeping on the street, making it less conspicuous.

How Can We Reduce Poverty and Increase Opportunity?

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How Can We Reduce Poverty and Increase Opportunity?

More than 48 million Americans, including one in six children, live in poverty. How can we do better?

From Protest to Policy

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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.

Elevating the 2016 Debate

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Elevating the 2016 Debate

A resource for anyone seeking objective evidence with which to interpret presidential candidates’ policy promises, claims, and arguments.

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