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Recently released mortgage data reveal how the recovery has left minority homebuyers behind in some places.
When HUD decides to close a rural public housing community, many residents are left with no local housing options.
Beyond convenience and efficiency, financial technology has the potential to address structural economic inequality.
HUD Secretary Ben Carson views federal rental assistance as part of a “damaging status quo” that creates dependency in low-income Americans.
Two key factors will have a big impact on the path and pace of recovery following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
To determine if a bubble exists, we must look at changes in house prices and the fundamentals that affect those changes.
Before Maria hit, about a quarter of a million Puerto Ricans lived in subsidized housing.
Today, single-family rentals account for 35 percent of America's 44 million rental units, compared with 31 percent in 2006.
Moratoria on foreclosures will help borrowers hit by powerful storms. But disaster-recovery tools available to the mortgage industry need an update.
The Home Affordable Refinance Program allowed borrowers with little to no equity in their homes to refinance into new loans.

From Safety Net to Solid Ground

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From Safety Net to Solid Ground

How will potential changes to federal safety net programs affect the well-being of people striving to cover their basic needs?

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. 

Resilience in the Face of Disaster

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Resilience in the Face of Disaster

When disaster strikes, we need inclusive plans grounded in evidence on what works.

Updates from the Urban Institute

Updates from the Urban Institute

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