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State and local policymakers can combine a new typology and dashboard with local data sources to ensure investments are targeted to changing rural realities.
Creating equitable research requires a shift in researchers’ mentality on the values and practices of research and deep questioning of the status quo.
Manufactured home borrowers face the greatest obstacles in refinancing are have been unable to take advantage of the low interest rates.
Policymakers can use environmental justice principles to prioritize cleaning the worst-emitting power plants and ensure the electric vehicle transition doesn’t disproportionately affect communities where people with low incomes and people of color are most likely to live.
Addressing anti-Asian violence should not be seen only as individual incidents but understood as representative of an ongoing effort to dismantle longstanding structural racism.
Evidence-informed technical assistance could build government partners’ capacity and help ensure PPPs are designed and implemented in ways that maximize public benefits while enabling financial sustainability.  
Historically, the child care subsidy system has been underfunded, serving only one in six children eligible under federal law.
France’s Urban Solidarity and Renewal (SRU) law has been successful in making the distribution of affordable housing more equitable in terms of evening the availability of subsidized units across municipalities, and it could be a model for the US.
With the distribution of emergency rental assistance funds slowly picking up and the national eviction moratorium ending last month, real-time data that reflect the financial health of renters is critical.

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