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How Housing Can Determine Educational, Health, and Economic Outcomes

by Veronica Gaitán
Many social issues stem from a history of unstable, unaffordable, and poor-quality housing. Research shows that housing is the first rung on the ladder to economic opportunity…

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Why Housing Research Adds Value across Disciplines

by Veronica Gaitán and Maya Brennan
Yesterday, vice president and chief innovation officer of the Urban Institute, Erika Poethig, testified before members of the US House of Representatives to…

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HUD’s Mission to Combat Discrimination Is as Important Now as Ever

by Solomon Greene and Claudia Aranda
Congress passed the Fair Housing Act in 1968 to address two major problems plaguing the nation: housing discrimination and racial segregation. Fifty years later,…

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Black Homeownership and the American Dream: An Expert Dialogue

Lorraine Hansberry’s play A Raisin in the Sun chronicles the quest of homeownership and financial security for a black family on the South Side of Chicago and how race, segregation, and…

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What Are the Costs of Segregation?

by Mark Treskon
Segregation is associated with many negative effects. It concentrates social, economic, and environmental resources and hazards, and it harms people living in distressed and isolated…

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Seeking Diversity to End Segregation

by Maya Brennan
Place a dot in the center of Virginia, and you have likely hit Farmville in Prince Edward County. The town of a little more than 8,000 people entered the national spotlight as host of…

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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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The Real Voucher Challenge Is Segregation, Not Lake Views

By Marisa Novara
In Chicago, “exception rents” have allowed families with housing choice vouchers to access apartments with higher rents than the metropolitan area’s fair market rent (FMR)—a…

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A Fine-Grained View of Household Segregation Patterns

Researchers from Ohio State University and the College of William and Mary have created the first household-level measure of segregation for the United States. Using U.S. Census manuscript files from…

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Q&A with Stefanie DeLuca of Johns Hopkins on Housing Mobility

Since the early 2000s, Stefanie DeLuca has studied the long-term effects of residential mobility programs, which help residents of public housing or from low-income, high-crime areas relocate to…

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