Four lessons on federal crisis response from ten years of foreclosure counseling

The National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling program helped 2.14 million homeowners after the crisis of 2008.

Los Angeles County is taking steps to prevent discrimination against housing voucher holders

Of five sites studied by Urban, Los Angeles was the most challenging in which to find housing with a voucher.

How volunteers conduct a one-night survey to better gauge homelessness

Volunteering for the "Point-in-Time" count means spending the night talking to people who may be experiencing homelessness.

Three ways bikeshare can counteract, not reinforce, DC's disparities

Capital Bikeshare users have generated millions of rides, but use and station placement varies around the city.

“A Green New Deal” sets a high bar for environmental economic change and justice

The biggest change in the Green New Deal resolution is its explicit call-out of “systemic injustices.”

To turn around NYC’s housing authority, look to Chicago

More federal control of NYC's housing authority will do little to help thousands of low-income New Yorkers who depend on it.

What the Bay Area and Cleveland reveal about trends in federal community development funding

Like private capital flows, federal community development funding goes to clear geographic winners and losers.

The shutdown through the lens of families and children

The shutdown has disrupted much more than government services, as thousands of families now face mounting instability.

For housing authorities, "public charge" expected to sow confusion and add administrative costs

The administration's proposed changes to immigration policy are already affecting some immigrant and noncitizen families who rely on housing assistance.

Five trends to watch in community and economic development in 2019

Opportunity Zones were the big community development story in 2018 and will continue to be in 2019.