Resources

6.12.2018 -

Displacement of Lower-Income Families in Urban Areas Report

Read this report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Policy Development and Research on gentrification in urban areas.

6.07.2018 -

How Communities Work Together

Using the tool of social network analysis, this report by MDRC offers preliminary insights into the conditions for more successful collective action by examining the distribution of power among local actors, the ties between more distant organizations and a core of activity, and the depth of community partnerships.

5.17.2018 -

Congressional Testimony on Opportunity Zones

On Thursday, May 17, 2018, LISC CEO and president Maurice A. Jones testified before the Joint Economic Committee of Congress, urging its members to implement Opportunity Zones in ways that will truly benefit Americans in under invested communities. The policy can spur billions in private investment in the country’s most distressed census tracts and play a major role in closing the opportunity gap, he said. But we need federal tax incentives and other strategies to help the program succeed.

5.17.2018 -

The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes

Based on the American Community Survey (ACS), this report presents data on the affordable housing supply, housing cost burdens, and the demographics of severely impacted renters, and illustrates a chronic and severe shortage of affordable homes for the lowest income renters.

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5.17.2018 -

The Rise of Single-Family Rentals after the Foreclosure Crisis

This report from the Terner Center at Berkley explores why an increasing number of renters are choosing to live in single-family properties by presenting results from research surveys and in-depth interviews aimed at better understanding the factors that shape the single-family rental experience.

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