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Elevate the debate
Elevate the debate

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“Although the policy conversation is focused on refugees as security, economic, and cultural threats, research shows that #refugees contribute to the vitality of communities across the US.”
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A new analysis reveals dramatic growth in treatment and the importance of #Medicaid in addressing the #opioid crisis.
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Owning a home remains the most reliable way for American families to build wealth and is often financially better than renting. But access to homeownership is not equal.
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"This is an exciting moment in the development of a new, sizable federal incentive for investing in undercapitalized communities."
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According to the World Health Organization, Southeast Asia has the world's highest rates of domestic violence, with 37.7% of women experiencing spousal abuse.
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Analysis: In #Saginaw, MI, tearing down one blighted building reduces #crime, on average, by slightly more than 9 crimes per year, including 2 violent and 5 property crimes.
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Urban residents around the world know that living close to mass #transit usually commands a price premium. But is that true everywhere?

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"The bottom line is there’s not enough affordable housing anywhere in the United States. It’s not an urban problem, it’s a national problem. It’s happening in small cities, in rural areas, everywhere. And it’s going to get worse unless something changes."
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Urban's Sarah Rosen Wartell: "What happened in #Charlottesville has motivated us to come together and be clear that, even as independent finders of fact, we won’t stand for hatred."
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4 reasons why institutional investor–owned single-family rentals pose no threat to homebuyers or renters.
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