Retail Openings Outpace Closures in 2021
An estimated 20 percent of the stores to open so far in 2021 are Dollar Generals.
More Support Needed for Organizations Serving the Underserved
A new report details how policymakers and community leaders can improve California's efforts to advance an equitable recovery from COVID by supporting and empowering community-based organizations in underserved communities.
U.S. Rent Debt Estimated at More Than $21 Billion
The National Equity Atlas has been tracking national rent debt, which takes on new meaning since the federal eviction moratorium expired at the end of July.
Emergency Rental Relief Gaining Momentum in Some States
Rental assistance spending in June surpassed the entire year's total so far, but there's still a long way to go.
Survey Measures Consequences of the Pandemic for Small Landlords
A new survey reveals details about the financial crunch facing owners of small rental properties as tenants struggle to pay rent during the pandemic and emergency aid is slow to reach those in need.
Census: 7 Million Americans Are Behind on Rent
With the federal eviction moratorium due to expire at the end of the month and rent relief programs failing to reach those who need it most, an eviction crisis still looms.
Columnist: New York City Needs Economic Recovery Strategies Other Than Gentrification
It's a tale of two cities as New York starts to emerge from the pandemic.
Billions of Dollars in Rent Relief Might Arrive Too Late
The federal government has never provided so much aid to renters, but rental assistance is still failing to reach the people who need it most.
What Planners Need to Know, and Ask, About the American Jobs Plan
The American Planning Association has a breakdown of the massive $2 trillion jobs plan that would change the course of federal infrastructure policy.
New Rent Debt Dashboard Illustrates the Scope of Debt Risks
With regular updates of rent debt data from around the United States, a new dashboard reveals the depths of one of the most pressing crises of the pandemic.
Market Segmentation in New York
Rents have been declining more slowly in the outer boroughs than in Manhattan. Does this mean that what happens in Manhattan has no effect on the rest of the city?
Federal Government Developing More Foreclosure Protections
Millions of American property owners are behind on mortgage payments and facing the prospect of foreclosure and eviction later this year.
'American Jobs Plan': Potential Sea Change for Federal Infrastructure Spending
After a week of speculation and rumor, the Biden administration today revealed its promised infrastructure plan.
CDC's Eviction Moratorium Extended
The CDC's eviction moratorium will stay in place until at least June 30, 2021.
One Year Later, Public Transit Still in Crisis
Public transit cities around the world are operating well below pre-pandemic ridership levels, with many cutting service and no real clear idea about how and when a recovery will begin.
'Never Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste' and Planning in the Pandemic
The latest in a series of compendia collecting news and commentary focusing on the complexities of the COVID-19 pandemic's effect on communities.
Feds to the Rescue, but the Peril Remains: Preventing the Next Fiscal Apocalypse
Former Santa Monica City Manager Rick Cole talks about the implications of the fiscal reset on city budget, policy, and service priorities going forward.
Two Judges Rule Against CDC's Eviction Moratorium
Two separate U.S. district court judges have rule that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not have the authority to issue an eviction moratorium.
A Compact, Connected, Clean, and Inclusive Recovery for Mexico
As the Mexican government charts the country’s recovery from COVID-19, a newly published paper charts national solutions to urban transportation and housing challenges that will put Mexico’s cities on a path to prosperity and resilience.
'Record-Shattering' Decline in Housing Inventory
New data reveals how far the U.S. housing market has stayed from anything resembling normal.
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