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Today's low debt service ratio partly reflects the difficulties some would-be homeowners are having qualifying for a mortgage.
Lawmakers in dozens of states have reduced pension benefits for workers including firefighters and teachers.
A recent episode of Urban’s podcast, Critical Value, explores Atlanta's local workforce system.
Brian Brooks recently outlined how the tech sector is addressing the housing sector’s supply and demand mismatch.
Urban's updated State Economic Monitor shows the trajectory of state labor markets as they collapsed and recovered from the Great Recession.
The $29.1 trillion value of the US housing market is at a historic high, but mortgage debt held by homeowners is stable.
UnitedHealth is betting that investments to support housing stability will lead to a reduction in high-cost medical services.
Kenya’s National Treasury has a track record of significantly overestimating revenues in the national budget.
Urban researchers recently evaluated the cost to cities of residents’ unpaid public utility bills, unpaid property taxes, and evictions.
The Census Bureau found that the addition of a citizenship question to the census would have virtually no impact on self-response.

The Vulnerable, Vital 2020 Census

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The Vulnerable, Vital 2020 Census

The decennial Census will gather the most complete picture of America of the past 10 years, but its accuracy is in jeopardy.

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Structural Racism in America

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Structural Racism in America

Public policies, institutional practices, and cultural narratives perpetuate our country's racial inequalities. 

Critical Value: An Urban Institute Podcast

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Critical Value: An Urban Institute Podcast

Experts discuss the best available data and evidence on topics that matter.

Updates from the Urban Institute

Updates from the Urban Institute

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