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The first rising-interest-rate environment in 40 years requires creative solutions. The mortgage industry cannot expect falling interest rates to help borrowers avoid losing their homes.
Understanding the Effects of Investments in Increasing Educational Attainment Using the Social Genome ModelHigher levels of educational attainment can increase individual earnings, but policymakers often must navigate trade-offs when deciding whether to allocate resources toward students seeking a high school diploma or to those seeking postsecondary degrees. Nature-Based Solutions Can Help Combat Heat Stress in African CitiesCity leaders can consider three steps to mitigate the effects of extreme heat. Could Investments in Community Broadband Bridge the Digital Divide?Community broadband infrastructure could provide high-speed internet for the millions of Americans who lack access. The Mortgage Interest Rate Increase Requires a Reevaluation of Loss Mitigation TechniquesThe first rising-interest-rate environment in 40 years requires creative solutions. The mortgage industry cannot expect falling interest rates to help borrowers avoid losing their homes. To Improve Safety, Understanding and Addressing the Link between Childhood Trauma and Crime Is KeyThe effects of adverse childhood experiences extend beyond childhood and most people in prison have had at least one. How can criminal legal system leaders break the cycle? Shifting Power Can Help Local Governments Partner with Communities to Achieve Racial EquityTo better prioritize racial equity, local policymakers and leaders can open decisionmaking spaces to community members through five actionable principles.