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More evidence from Raj Chetty: neighborhoods matter for economic mobility

New evidence for an intuitive conclusion: getting kids out of poor neighborhoods improves their life chances

What's behind the decline in first-time homebuyers?

First-time homebuyers drive the housing market in important ways. Why are fewer buying?

Get more, spend less: How to support sustainable homeownership

Insights on how "shared equity" can keep homeownership affordable

Let's capture a more accurate picture of America's missing black men

Accurately counting America's "missing" black men requires understanding the Census's undercount

What if there were a step between renting and owning?

A promising way to help lower-income people buy homes

Seven disciplines for social-sector excellence

How to use data and analytic rigor to improve your organization's performance.

The link between income and the environments that promote child health

The relationship between income inequality and children's health

Home equity is far outpacing mortgage debt, but it's not all good news

Three important things to keep in mind with respect to rising home equity

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