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Child care assistance can support economic recovery and remove barriers lower-income families face when trying to reenter the labor force.
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Suburbs are more racially and economically diverse than they have ever been in our country’s history.
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If college football games are canceled or played without fans, the resulting loss of economic activity and the associated tax revenues for college towns will be devastating.
Housing activists gather to protest alleged tenant harassment by a landlord and call for cancellation of rent in the Crown Heights neighborhood on July 31, 2020 in Brooklyn, New York.
For landlords who are struggling to pay mortgages and are disproportionately people of color, additional policies could alleviate their financial burdens.  
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These survey tips can help state and local leaders understand how child care programs and their staff are faring and what it will take to reopen and recover from the pandemic.
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The eviction moratorium offers a temporary reprieve, but rent payments will still pile up and be due down the line. That’s why large-scale federal rental assistance is critical.
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There’s no foolproof roadmap, but these three principles can help local leaders determine how to prioritize their scarce rental assistance resources.
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Key to the Justice Reinvestment Initiative is a tailored approach reflecting each state’s challenges and strengths.
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It is difficult to justify picking student loans as the most problematic form of debt.

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