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A new tool provides regionally specific data that allows for analysis within jurisdictions, marking a significant advancement for housing researchers, advocates, and policymakers.
How Investments in the President’s Proposed Budget Could Lead to More Equitable OutcomesUrban research shows that many investments included in the president’s proposed budget could close racial and ethnic outcome gaps across health, housing, and children’s well-being. Four Ways to Seed Climate Resilience and Equity in Tree-Planting InitiativesCommunity-informed and intentionally executed tree-planting initiatives can help cities advance environmental justice, climate resilience, and racial equity. Insufficient Child Care during Nontraditional Hours Has Hurt Families and Employers in Austin, TexasTravis County, Texas, has limited regulated child care options during nontraditional hours, which leads to problems for both families and employers. What We Do and Don’t Know about Opportunity ZonesEarly evidence on the effects of Opportunity Zones investments shows mixed to no impacts on employment, job creation, and real estate. Ending Health Care Inequities Is a Moral and National ImperativeTwenty years after the publication of a groundbreaking health equity study, Urban researchers are convening a panel of experts to highlight three core areas for change to overcome health injustice. Localities Can Advance Racial Equity through Historic PreservationThough historic preservation policies often haven’t benefited entire communities, a few cities across the country show how these policies can be adapted to advance racial equity and redress harms.