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The expansion of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Moving to Work Demonstration will allow more public housing authorities to test innovative strategies for supporting residents.
The world is in the midst of a historic refugee crisis. In 2015, over 65 million people were forcibly displaced—19.5 million of them international refugees living outside their home countries.
Education and training programs are developing child care solutions to help low-income parents advance their careers and care for their kids.
Increasing economic mobility for the most vulnerable requires both an evidence base and practitioners on the ground to transform research into solutions.
Can housing voucher holders really move anywhere they want? Not really.
The private-mortgage insurance industry is again the biggest player in the US mortgage insurance market.
The Evidence-Based Policymaking Collaborative develops tools to inform evidence-based policymaking at all levels of government.
Cash assistance for people in poverty is an important piece of the mobility puzzle.
Nationwide, nearly 30 percent of all poor children live in HUD-assisted housing.
Simple rules of thumb, even if they’re not as detailed as other forms of financial education, might help people improve their financial decisionmaking.

Elevating the 2016 Debate

2016 ANALYSIS

Elevating the 2016 Debate

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

How Can We Reduce Poverty and Increase Opportunity?

SERIES

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

SERIES

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.

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