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It is cheaper to buy a home than it is to rent in two-thirds of US counties. Homeownership can provide the kind of affordability and stability low-income families need.
All kinds of gatekeepers—from journal editors and peer reviewers to government agencies and funders—can help build a system that treats researchers and participants and communities more equitably.
Data show SNAP does not cover the cost of a low-income meal in 96 percent of US counties.
Generative civil justice eliminates inequalities by creating accessible supports that give people what they need, when they need it, in a format they can use to resolve their issues.
Improving subnational resource mobilization will require building on international and local evidence and adapting to changing needs, realities, and opportunities.
The COVID-19 crisis creates a unique opportunity for policymakers to strengthen their states’ grant programs.
The criminal justice field's shift toward person-first language is critical, but there is more work to be done to achieve true systemic change.
Recent evaluation of the ROSS-SC program reveals how service coordinators connect residents to services in times of crisis, in addition to focusing on longer-term health and education needs.
Adding 3 million net new Black homeowners by 2030 can help close the homeownership gap for Black families.
These nine principles can inform federal strategies to address gaps in the federal response to displacement and migration within climate adaptation, with the goal of envisioning a new framework as climate policy evolves under a new presidential administration.

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