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How Place Determines Opportunity

Though population has generally flowed from low- to high-income states, leading to better employment opportunities and higher per capita income in a region, in the past two decades, access to…

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Transportation Costs Shape Housing Outcomes

Do transportation cost burdens shape housing outcomes? Ann Hartell examines location affordability, assessing its relationship with demographics and urban form characteristics. Transportation is…

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Solutions to the Housing Crisis Need to Go Beyond Affordability

by Maya Brennan
Around one in six US households pay more than half of their income to stay housed. Each year, nearly 1.5 million people use emergency shelters or transitional housing programs…

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Digging Deep into Who Struggles to Afford Housing in Your Region

by Janet Viveiros, National Housing Conference
Most Americans know there are gaps between what housing costs and what people can afford. Many know this firsthand from their struggles to make their…

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The First Rung on the Ladder to Economic Opportunity Is Housing

Our homes and our neighborhoods set the stage for our lives. Yet, the data consistently show that wages for essential workers do not stretch far enough to afford modest housing in a decent…

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Q&A on Evicted with Sociologist Matt Desmond

In his newly released book Evicted, sociologist and 2016 MacArthur Fellow Matthew Desmond explores life for low-income renters and their landlords in two high-poverty Milwaukee communities. The book…

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Poll: U.S. Worried about Social Mobility & Housing Affordability

The third annual How Housing Matters public opinion survey found a steady reduction in the share of Americans who believe we are still in the midst of the housing crisis, yet substantial concerns…

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