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.
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.
February 28, 2019, 12pm PST
When gentrification takes center stage, neglected places facing poverty, segregation, and disinvestment are overlooked.
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.
February 6, 2019, 6am PST
The trend should serve as a "wake-up call" for housing policy, researchers say.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
February 8, 2018, 1pm PST
In Oakland, California and Torreon, New Mexico, Julian Brave NoiseCat reports that "[f]or Indigenous people, the crisis of the home is intergenerational."
January 15, 2018, 5am PST
A new study by Rahul Pathaka, Christopher K. Wyczalkowskib, Xi Huangb produces new evidence for the most effective method for improving conditions of poverty.
January 5, 2018, 7am PST
Located primarily in the western states, some suburbs were hit hard by the 2008 recession and still haven't recovered. Many have seen an influx of low-income residents and upticks in crime.
December 16, 2017, 5am PST
If you want to understand rural America, critics say, look beyond Hillbilly Elegy.
December 13, 2017, 12pm PST
In a history of the skid rows in American cities from the late 19th century until the urban renewal era of the 1960s, Ella Howard tells of the impoverished people who inhabited them and the policy choices that supported their existence.
December 1, 2017, 10am PST
A city task force has proposed an ambitious public jobs program as a way to make an immediate impact.
November 3, 2017, 2pm PDT
In a appeal by no means limited to the Dallas metro region, Mike Koprowski condemns the city's entrenched segregation and calls for a stronger response.