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A Denver supportive housing program drew attention for its innovative use of a social impact bond payment structure, but that upfront investment was just one small piece of the funding puzzle.
How Can Localities Reduce Their Overreliance on Jails?Four considerations to help jurisdictions reduce their jail populations. What’s the First Step to Advancing Racial Equity in Online Career and Technical Education?Evidence reveals deep racial inequities in access to career and technical education and the opportunities it offers. It doesn’t have to be this way. Inflation Could Drive More Families toward Food Insecurity This SummerWith skyrocketing inflation, more families may face food insecurity during the already challenging summer months, but federal, state, and local policymakers can help. What Will It Take to Help Latina Moms Hold onto Homeownership Gains?Rising homeownership rates among Latino families—particularly Latina women with children—could mean increased housing stability and wealth for them now and for future generations. Four Ways HUD Can Help Improve K–12 EducationThe department’s new strategic plan offers an opportunity to address educational inequities. Behind the Numbers: What Does It Take to Weave Together Funding for a Successful Supportive Housing Program?A Denver supportive housing program drew attention for its innovative use of a social impact bond payment structure, but that upfront investment was just one small piece of the funding puzzle.