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.

We need better zoning data to address pressing housing and development issues

How much do we know about zoning, its variations across the US, and the effectiveness of various reform options?

The shutdown puts families depending on HUD assistance at risk of eviction

The most risk is felt among people living in project-based rental assistance properties, for which 1,150 contracts have expired.