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Proposed for elimination, the Community Development Block Grant has been a major source of flexible funds aimed at helping low-income people.
Political rhetoric on the Great Lakes has portrayed the region as a victim of global forces, but the region’s recovery depends on investments in its strengths.
The unrest that shook Baltimore following the 2015 death of Freddie Gray was closely linked to the city's legacy of racial inequality.
A healthy housing market can build Detroit residents’ wealth, attracts new residents, stabilize neighborhoods, and generate revenue for local government.
A proposed bill to protect local decisionmaking could end up limiting access to federal data used by local governments to make informed decisions.
In findings released today, the Urban Institute examines the cost of residents’ financial insecurity to city budgets in 10 American cities.
Breaking down data can help policymakers, philanthropists, and government agencies identify and ultimately tackle inequities that city- or county-level data often conceal.
As Detroit recovers from the largest municipal bankruptcy in US history, the city stands at a crossroads.
Raising Bertie, a documentary about rural poverty, follows three African American boys as they navigate school, poverty, relationships, violence, and a world that seemingly expects them to fail.

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Beyond the Numbers

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Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Beyond the Numbers

Many Asian Americans are often overlooked in research on ethnic disparities.

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.

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