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Shaping the Future of a Recovering City: A Focus on Detroit Housing Leadership

by Janae Ladet
Decades ago, Detroit was known for a strong middle class with good manufacturing and blue-collar jobs. The city’s combined economic and housing strengths endured shocks as local…

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Rethink Housing and Community Development to Advance Racial Equity and Inclusion

by Kimberly Burrowes, Janae Ladet, Ally Livingston, and Maya Brennan
In the US, descriptions of housing affordability challenges and differences in wealth, health, and education need to include a…

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Getting There: The Case for Ensuring That All Transit-Oriented Development Is Equitable

by Veronica Gaitán
How people get from place to place shapes every aspect of a community for better or worse—from its economic development, to its social and cultural structures, to its policies…

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Getting Hospitals into the Affordable Housing Game

by Josh Leopold
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, hospitals provide critical health services to millions of Americans each year. What could happen if we capitalize on the capacity of these…

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How Do Community Development Organizations Contribute to Healthy Places?

Where we live affects every aspect of our lives, from our economic opportunities to our health outcomes. Studies have found that social and economic characteristics at the neighborhood level are…

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Assessing and Improving the Community Development Block Grant

by Brett Theodos and Christina Stacy 
As the federal budget tightens, major sources of federal support for US communities are in the spotlight, but the conversations are often short on…

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Combining Policy and a Vision to Enable the Rebirth of Struggling Neighborhoods

by Maya Brennan
As awareness has grown about housing’s pivotal role in supporting quality of life and community well-being, national, state, and local leaders are developing comprehensive solutions…

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Balancing the Bold and Mundane: Thoughts for the Next Administration

by Kimberly Burrowes and Maya Brennan
The US population is divided, not just by ideologies, but also by deep inequalities. From President Roosevelt’s New Deal and President Johnson’s War on…

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Neighborhoods of Opportunity through Revitalization and Mobility

By Maya Brennan
The United States has a housing problem and an economic opportunity problem. In both cases, the problems have complex causes and solutions, but relate in part to…

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Learning from the “Achingly Contemporary” Story of Yonkers

By Archana Pyati
A school desegregation lawsuit filed in 1980 in a small New York community led to a housing battle that remains relevant throughout the United States and beyond.
Lisa Belkin’s…

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