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Differences in housing conditions between the US, UK, and France illustrate that improving access to fair, affordable housing requires state and national governments to intervene.
Our projections for Texas, Georgia, California, and Minnesota—states with very different racial and ethnic compositions—show the wide range of homeownership trajectories we expect to see over the next two decades.
"When it comes to solving the Black maternal health crisis, Black women are not research subjects; we are the experts."
Partial decriminalization is still criminalization and ultimately endangers sex workers.
By learning from the steps taken by other countries, the Biden administration’s Safe Streets for All program can use its funding to effectively work toward the promise in its name.
How can public leaders push their policies to be more inclusive as we look toward a postpandemic future?
Pell-based forgiveness would disproportionately benefit Black borrower and would also target borrowers less likely to have family resources to rely on.
Federal policymakers and academic institutions can support students most in need by confronting evolving barriers faced by homeless and housing-insecure students.
Streamlined refinancing could reduce default risk among borrowers with low credit scores.
Down payment assistance for first-generation buyers could reduce intergenerational wealth disparities.

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