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.
Data can be a tool to help guide outreach and track progress toward an accurate count.
Policymakers can begin sowing the seeds of a more resilient and equitable food system for all workers.
Disparities in wealth and power that exist before a storm can predict how households will fare after.
Creating a common set of facts and focusing on smaller geographies within a city can help move toward shared understanding and collaborative solutions.
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.
The pandemic offers a unique opportunity to rethink our design and implementation of the social safety net.