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Poverty

April 13, 2021, 11am PDT
Fresno's skyrocketing housing costs and inadequate supply are putting strain on the city's low-income households.
Los Angeles Times
March 17, 2021, 12pm PDT
Emily Benfer talks about what needs to change in our housing and eviction systems—not just now, but once the pandemic is past, the connections between health and housing, and how she came to be a go-to voice on the eviction crisis.
Shelterforce Magazine
August 30, 2020, 7am PDT
The Trump administration’s talk about protecting the suburbs is based on misrepresentations of who really lives in suburbs and what these communities need.
The Avenue (Brookings)
June 3, 2020, 8am PDT
A pair of reports analyzing U.S. Census Bureau poverty data from the last two decades show that high-poverty neighborhoods have become further impoverished.
CityLab
May 6, 2020, 12pm PDT
The fiscal effects of the pandemic are likely to make it very difficult for governments to invest in economic and quality of life improvements for people on the edge of poverty.
Thomson Reuters Foundation
November 14, 2019, 5am PST
Eight experts produce a "manifesto for a new suburbia."
Curbed
November 8, 2019, 8am PST
Toronto approved a ten-year poverty reduction strategy in 2015, but the policies and programs included in that plan still require budgetary commitments.
The Star
May 24, 2019, 1pm PDT
In photographs and written observations of a recent trip to Mumbai, India, former SPUR Director Jim Chappell queries how the lives of the poorest people there compare to the lives of low-income Americans.
UrbDeZine
May 7, 2019, 1pm PDT
The Office of Management and Budget wants to save money by shrinking the definition of poverty used to calculate access to welfare programs.
Bloomberg
February 28, 2019, 12pm PST
When gentrification takes center stage, neglected places facing poverty, segregation, and disinvestment are overlooked.
City Observatory
February 11, 2019, 12pm PST
A new study calls for "universal auto access" to combat poverty. It recommends subsidizing auto ownership or access for those who are economically unable to afford the high cost of owning, maintaining, and operating a personal motor vehicle.
CityLab
February 6, 2019, 6am PST
The trend should serve as a "wake-up call" for housing policy, researchers say.
The Washington Post
Blog post
January 8, 2019, 9am PST
Despite the decline in gas prices, cars are still a luxury for many low-income Americans, and low-income zip codes still tend to have low car ownership rates.
Michael Lewyn
October 10, 2018, 9am PDT
Down to the level of individual census tracts, a team of researchers has developed national maps showing where upward mobility is probable, and where it isn't.
The New York Times
September 25, 2018, 5am PDT
Transportation access is one of the biggest factors in keeping people out of homelessness. Cities can help with discounted fares and last-mile connections.
CALmatters
July 29, 2018, 7am PDT
The city of Philadelphia shows that not all affordability crises are created with the same mix of supply and demand.
PlanPhilly
June 14, 2018, 1pm PDT
Why is poverty increasing in the suburbs? It's not as simple as blaming the shifting demographics of the urban core.
The Conversation
June 6, 2018, 1pm PDT
A new report from the Human Rights Council of the United Nations chastises the United States for allowing so many Americans to live in poverty.
The Washington Post
April 24, 2018, 12pm PDT
An opinion piece points out the inequities of growth in contemporary Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
April 10, 2018, 7am PDT
Low-income residents have scattered to the periphery, where social services are less accessible.
The Washington Post