Addressing Chronic Homelessness through Policing Isn't Working. Housing First Strategies Are a Better Way

Rather than continuing to address chronic homelessness through policing, communities could fund housing services rooted in an evidence-based approach proven to help break the homelessness-jail cycle.

The Opportunity Zone Incentive Isn’t Living Up to Its Equitable Development Goals. Here Are Four Ways to Improve It

Federal policymakers could alter and expand the incentive to help it spur truly equitable development.

How NNIP Partners Are Helping Communities Pivot 2020 Census Outreach to Hard-to-Count Groups

Data can be a tool to help guide outreach and track progress toward an accurate count.

How COVID-19 Food Chain Relief Can Build a More Equitable Food System for Workers

Policymakers can begin sowing the seeds of a more resilient and equitable food system for all workers.

Communities’ Disaster Risk Depends On More Than Just Physical Exposure

Disparities in wealth and power that exist before a storm can predict how households will fare after.

Exploring Police Activity and Community Trust in Los Angeles Neighborhoods

Creating a common set of facts and focusing on smaller geographies within a city can help move toward shared understanding and collaborative solutions.

Solidarity and Good Partnership amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

"How we show up for partners now will shape the future of our partnerships."

New Funding Flexibility Is Helping Public Housing Authorities Address Urgent Needs—But Their Long-Term Challenges Could Get Worse

The pandemic has heightened the need for increased funding to prevent the even greater crisis threatening the viability of thousands of public housing units and residents’ health and well-being.

How Social Service Agencies Can Leverage Behavioral Science as Services Go Virtual

The pandemic offers a unique opportunity to rethink our design and implementation of the social safety net.