At least one advocacy group points to housing affordability as a key factor. Also on Monday, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced a high-level staff departure.
HUD Took Over a Town’s Housing Authority 22 Years Ago. Now the Authority’s Broke and Residents Are Being Pushed Out.
ProPublica and The Southern Illinoisan look at what is happening in one of Missouri's poorest towns.
Homes in majority-black neighborhoods are worth $48,000 less on average than similar ones in neighborhoods with no black residents, research from the Brookings Institution and Gallup says.
Despite the clear and present dangers of the wildland-urban interface, many vow to rebuild in risky spots.
Ben Carson criticized California's state and local rules, saying they exacerbate problems with affordability and contribute to homelessness.
Cities are taking up rent control again, while the issue is also getting some traction in a handful of states.
But student debt remains a burden.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Minneapolis upzoning … a Florida mayor’s message to Trump … and the nation’s three disconnected power grids.
'Pretty Much a Failure': HUD Inspections Pass Dangerous Apartments Filled With Rats, Roaches and Toxic Mold
The system for inspecting federally subsidized properties is failing low-income families, seniors and people with disabilities and undermining the agency’s oversight, The Southern Illinoisan and ProPublica have found.
A new Harvard study found that the share of older adults living in low-density metro census tracts grew by more than 6 million people from 2000 to 2016.
COMMENTARY | Instituting work requirements does not mean that people get jobs, keep jobs, or advance in jobs. The focus needs to be kept on the end game—economic stability and mobility—not administrative indicators.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Chicago ticket and debt collection reforms … Denver minimum wage … N.C.’s hate crime increase … and an 18-year-old mayor’s agenda.
2018 NAVIGATOR AWARD WINNER: Annissa Essaibi-George, Boston City Councilor, City of Boston, Massachusetts.
COMMENTARY | Houston's experience shows it's time to rethink how we assess damage from natural disasters.
California voters are being asked to tax big corporations to solve local problems. But is that the companies’ responsibility?
Young adults who find themselves homeless often require a different approach and set of services. Urban Institute's Serena Lei looks at the issue in the nation's capital and beyond.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Super Typhoon Yutu’s destruction … Missing vote-by-mail applications in Ga. … Wis.’s slipping DMV performance … and Philly City Council honors Gritty mascot.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Hep A jump in Florida county … calls for “forensic audit” of Philly’s IT infrastructure … and should corrupt lawmakers have names stripped from roads?
From Seattle to Akron to Los Angeles and Minneapolis, here’s how local leaders and others are trying to provide shelter—or deny shelter—to those who desperately need stable housing.
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