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Until the 1968 Fair Housing Act, an exploitive, secondary housing market was allowed to thrive. On the heels of the housing market crash, some of those practices are coming back.
Seventy percent of people in the United States are born at the bottom of the income ladder and never make it to the middle class. Could strategic philanthropy help move the needle?
Young men of color are disadvantaged when they can’t build early work experiences. How can the private and public sectors ensure youth get the most out of their summer jobs?
Eighty-five percent of all civilian jobs are in the private sector. The best way for corporations to help boys and young men of color is to employ them.
How will the first reauthorization of Child Care and Development Block Grant Act since 1996 affect families and child care providers?
Evidence is the baseline and the endgame of pay for success projects. But for programs without a strong evidence base, policymakers can still take practical steps to manage risks.
The White House and the Department of Labor recently announced a $90 million investment in apprenticeships. How can states maximize their grants?
Many borrowers with credit scores above 700 who had opted for FHA loans may now find conventional loans more attractive.
When cities in developing countries lack authority to administer services or raise revenues, data analysis may help expose local problems, but it won’t solve them.
The city's first blight charter codifies the ambitious vision that all neighborhoods have the right to be free from the harms that blight causes.

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