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The #FairHousingAct was amended in 1988 to include disability as a protected class, but complaints of #disability discrimination make up the greatest share of those received by federal and local agencies.

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Even inside commuting zones—regions sharing housing markets and employment opportunities—the top and bottom neighborhoods are separated not just by opportunity and life chances, but also by jurisdictional boundaries.

#inequality   #cities   #suburbs  
The nation’s most- and least-advantaged neighborhoods are separated by income, assets, and educational attainment
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What's the "neighborhood advantage score" where you live?

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"Today’s decision was a demonstration of law and economics at their best, with experts in both fields striving to determine how complex policies have real practical impacts on the lives of individuals throughout the country."

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The Court recognized the importance of preserving the integrity of health care markets
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Two reasons why mobility programs often fail to move low-income households to better neighborhoods.

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How to make housing mobility programs truly support low-income families
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What we know about single dads in the US.

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Poor data make it hard to say whether there is a decrease in the share of first-time fathers who are single
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New analysis shows that over three-quarters of household growth from 2010 to 2020 & 88% of the growth from 2020 to 2030 will be among minorities.

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Policy failures will make it difficult for many minorities to move into homeownership
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Has international #trade been bad for American workers?

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Lowering trade barriers has the potential - if not the guarantee - to make everyone better off
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"Think what this does for the fairness of a tax system. People who turn out to make millions of dollars of income on their investments will often pay no more tax (up front or down the road) than people who make little or nothing on their saving."

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Why Roth tax savings vehicles cost our system progressivity
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A #carbontax won’t be perfect. Done well, however, it could efficiently reduce the emissions that cause #climatechange and encourage innovation in cleaner technologies. 
The promise and challenges of taxing carbon
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From 2010 to 2030, the growth in rental households is projected to exceed that of homeowners by 4 million, with an increase of 13 million rental households and 9 million homeowner households. That’s five renters for every three homeowners.

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A perfect storm of factors is driving the coming surge in rental housing demand
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#1: "Nationwide, only 28 affordable, adequate, and available units exist for every 100 extremely low-income renter households. In 2000, we had 37 units for every 100 ELI households, so we are losing ground."

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Data-driven tools to help cities create affordable rental homes
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To open minds, shape decisions, and offer solutions through economic and social policy research.

Values

We believe in the power of evidence to improve lives and strengthen communities. Public policies work best when they are rooted in facts, and our research sparks solutions in programs and practice. Our analyses and recommendations help expand opportunities for all people, reduce hardship among the most vulnerable, and strengthen the effectiveness of the public sector.

How we work

We conduct sophisticated research to understand and solve real-world challenges in a rapidly urbanizing environment. Our work engages communities at multiple levels — city, state, and country — as we gather data and evaluate programs. Urban Institute’s scholars blend academic rigor with on-the-ground collaboration, teaming with policymakers, community leaders, practitioners, and the private sector to diagnose problems and find solutions.

Founded in 1968 to understand the problems facing America’s cities and assess the programs of the War on Poverty, the Urban Institute brings decades of objective analysis and expertise to policy debates — in city halls and state houses, Congress and the White House, and emerging democracies around the world. Today, our research portfolio ranges from the social safety net to health and tax policies; the well-being of families and neighborhoods; and trends in work, earnings, and wealth building. Our scholars have a distinguished track record of turning evidence into solutions.

As an organization, the Urban Institute does not take positions on issues. Scholars are independent and empowered to share their evidence-based views and recommendations shaped by research.

Our work environment encourages intellectual honesty, innovation, diversity, and mutual respect. Our analysis elevates debate, wherever it takes place.