Disaster aid eligibility processes risk cutting out low-income households in need

When damage falls below an eligibility threshold, households can be left behind by disaster recovery efforts.

LeBron James’s I Promise School puts a public face to the evidence-based approach of whole-family intervention

The school is a bold, public experiment in whole-family community intervention, and it is rooted in strong evidence and a proven model.

Filling in the gaps in nonprofit data

Emerging sources of private-sector data could change the public research landscape for the better.

Accessing opportunity neighborhoods: Learning through tiered-evidence grantmaking

A growing grantmaking approach builds the knowledge base about approaches to expanding opportunity.

Problems with damage assessments can keep disaster victims from receiving the help they need

Last year’s slew of natural disasters revealed potential problems in the line of disaster data collection.

Unlocking the potential of private data for public good

Companies are exploring how to share their wealth of data for research and crafting public policy.

How “Love Your Block” unites local leaders and residents to revitalize neighborhoods

Under the Love Your Block model, city officials receive grants to support community groups of volunteers.

Why the low-income housing tax credit matters for rural communities

The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act poses risks for the availability of affordable rental housing in rural America.

New York City is the first city to report on global sustainability goals. It shouldn’t be the last.

Other cities can—and should—follow New York's lead in aligning the SDGs with local priorities and tracking and publicly reporting on local progress.

How the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act puts affordable housing production at risk

As rents rise and incomes stagnate, changes in the LIHTC program’s production could have serious consequences for the communities dependent on it.