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Roof blown off a home after Hurricane Sally
As disasters become more frequent, how can we help the most vulnerable households?
Child does crafts while wearing a mask
The pandemic has wreaked havoc on the supply of child care, both in centers and in home-based settings.
Cityscape of Birmingham, Alabama
Birmingham’s journey from segregated Southern city to the top quartile for racial inclusion offers an example of how other cities can track and measure inclusion.
Children play together
Child care assistance can support economic recovery and remove barriers lower-income families face when trying to reenter the labor force.
Kids run after ice cream truck
Suburbs are more racially and economically diverse than they have ever been in our country’s history.
Ohio State Buckeyes football game
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.  
Person cleans child care facility
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.
Community member protests evictions
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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