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A mural features faces and quotes from residents of permanent supportive housing
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.
Man sits outside his house
A new analysis reveals the widespread need for rental assistance, both because of hardship stemming from COVID-19 and gaps in assistance that existed before the crisis began.
Family stands in front of their home
Data show that when even affluent buyers must stretch to become homeowners, they are likely to look to low- and moderate-income neighborhoods to purchase homes.
No job no rent signs
New data show how much it would take to alleviate cost burden for renters when COVID-19 relief expires.
Young family with child
Data show the severity and duration of distress may be longer for households of color, and programs should consider the need for additional time for recovery
House in shadows
These constraints will hamper our ability to bring all households out of the crisis and onto the road to a full recovery.
A man walks by the Farragut Houses, a public housing project in Brooklyn on March 16, 2017 in New York City.
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.
Evidence shows this practice can put people living in encampments at even greater risk.
To put an end to strikes, federal policymakers could respond by providing relief emergency rental assistance.

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