Identifying disparities and their causes can lead to strategies to help people get over financing barriers, address the legacies of racist policies and practices, and tap into the security and wealth-building power of homeownership
New Urban research on promising policies from abroad offers lessons for US policymakers to address inequitable access to services, partly symptomatic of market failures, by encouraging a larger role for government action.
Doubling the maximum Pell grant award would substantially expand access to college funding, providing a large increase in grant funding for current recipients and increasing the number of eligible students.
Because children who grow up living in poverty are less likely to succeed economically as adults, cycles of poverty and housing instability can span generations. Two-generation programs can disrupt those cycles.