A report by the National League of Cities finds that although fiscal conditions are improving for most cities, they have a long way to go to achieve full recovery amid a sluggish economy.
15 hours ago Governing
Nathalie Baptiste examines the case of Prince George’s County in Maryland near Washington D.C. as a study in how the housing and real estate markets has unjustly attacked the wealth of Black Americans.
Oct 14, 2014 The American Prospect
Bldg Blog shares news of photographer Michael Light's new book "Black Mountain," which documents the "the construction and large-scale terrestrial formatting of a new housing development called Lake Las Vegas."
Oct 7, 2014 BLDG BLOG
A new study examines gentrification (measured by relative income) at the neighborhoods, revealing the unique case of Cincinnati, which increased wealth faster during the recession than it did during the preceding boom.
Sep 8, 2014 Cincinnati Business Courier
A new data set released this week by the U.S. Census is helpful for determining patterns of migration during the recession-troubled years of 2008-2012.
Sep 7, 2014 Trulia Trends Blog
Shaila Dewan details the increasing rates at which renters all over the country forced from their homes by eviction.
Sep 2, 2014 New York Times
A new report by the U.S. Conference of Mayors highlights the growing income divide, breaking the data down to the local level and finding that income inequality grew in two out of three metro areas between 2005 and 2012.
Aug 13, 2014 The Washington Post
The Great Recession spiked the amount of young adults (aged 25-34) living in multi-generational housing, which has now surpassed the share of oldest adults (age 85+) living in these types of household structures.
Aug 8, 2014 Pew Research Center
Although today's SUVs are smaller and more fuel efficient than models from the halcyon days of the early 2000s, a recent resurgence of SUV sales proves the incredible persistence of the American thirst for SUVs.
Aug 6, 2014 Quartz
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) was signed into law on February 17, 2009, less than a month into President Obama's first term. The Council of Economic Advisers recently presented its final quarterly report on ARRA's impacts.
Feb 18, 2014 WhiteHouse.gov