Economic Crisis

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It's High Time for a Community-Led Economic Recovery

Past recoveries have only exacerbated structural inequalities. The recovery from the current economic and social crises can't afford to make the mistakes, according to a recent paper from researchers at the Brookings Institution.

August 17, 2020 - Brookings

Coronavirus Lock Down

The Geography of Low-Income Job Losses

The historic job losses of the past two months have hit the most vulnerable workers harder than others, so far. The Urban Institute estimated and mapped where more low-income jobs have been lost.

April 19, 2020 - Urban Institute

Suburban Tract Homes

How the Pandemic Is Stressing the Mortgage System

As the outbreak continues, the country’s housing finance system faces a number of serious threats and challenges.

April 5, 2020 - Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University

Tide Recedes in Spain's Urban Migration

'Rurbanismo,' as it's called, describes the reversal of historic migration patterns now engulfing Spain, as a generations-old trend of rural-to-city movement has been reversed.

September 16, 2012 - The New York Times

Richard Florida on the Importance of Place

Richard Florida, interviewed by blogger Dave Copeland, says that quality of place is going to be of growing importance in the coming era to keep cities vibrant and attracting talent and the "creative class."

October 12, 2011 - MyCityWay Blog

Slow Growth in Cities May Have Lessened Foreclosures

Researchers found in their analysis of 300 California municipalities that the cities that had slow growth or anti-growth policies were less impacted by the housing crisis, writes Mark Bergen for Forbes.

September 21, 2011 - Forbes

Good Capitalists and the Meltdown

Suburbia has brainwashed Americans into being good capitalists, which brought about the economic crisis, according to neo-Marxist economic geographer David Harvey.

July 22, 2010 - Fast Company

Philly Suburb Cities Feeling the Pinch

Townships surrounding Philadelphia have managed to survive the recession until now, but city coffers are now going into the red and cities are being forced to take action.

October 13, 2009 - The Philadelphia Inquirer

Banks Holding On To Toxic Real Estate Assets

The Congressional Oversight Committee tasked with looking into the economic crisis says in a new report that there is a continuing risk of banks holding onto troubled assets, including real estate. Minnesota Public Radio talks to noted experts.

August 14, 2009 - Minnesota Public Radio

Reset America

Author Kurt Andersen's new book describes the last three decades as a period of wanton growth, from homes to waistlines. He sees the economic bust as a way to return sanity and size appropriateness.

July 29, 2009 - Boing Boing

HUD’s 2022 Innovative Housing Showcase

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

Expanding HUD’s Eviction Protection Grant Program

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

New Updates on The Edge

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

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