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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.
October 5, 2017, 5am PDT
Michigan to grant amnesty to 300,000 drivers whose licenses were taken from them because they were too poor to pay the "Driver Responsibility Fee."
September 21, 2017, 12pm PDT
A civil rights organization has taken direct action to provide support for homeless people living in Detroit.
Associated Press via Detroit Free Press
September 19, 2017, 6am PDT
While the country overall made progress, larger cities are making stronger gains against poverty.
September 15, 2017, 1pm PDT
Along the Mexican border, Texas "colonias" have often gone without basic infrastructure. Saying it'll cut bureaucracy, Governor Greg Abbott removed funding for a program that helps residents access government services.
September 1, 2017, 12pm PDT
Because of its high cost of living, California has the nation's highest poverty level, according to the U.S. Census.
August 3, 2017, 8am PDT
Author Scott Allard debunks lingering myths about how people experience poverty in cities. Poverty's suburbanization, he argues, has more to do with the loss of jobs than migration from "inner cities."
July 31, 2017, 11am PDT
Richard Florida argues that policies in cities around the world are making it harder on those most in need of housing.
July 15, 2017, 1pm PDT
A more nuanced understanding of suburban poverty is available from an examination of the Denver region.
May 20, 2017, 1pm PDT
Matthew Desmond's ethnographic study has received critical praise. But David Adler asks whether the book's approach tacitly lets affluent non-landlords off the hook.
May 11, 2017, 12pm PDT
Reports of New York's gentrification are sometimes exaggerated.
May 10, 2017, 2pm PDT
A summary of last week's events in Seattle: CNU 25 and ULI, written by Hazel Borys.
April 12, 2017, 1pm PDT
Housing experts have been reading and passing around "Evicted," by Matthew Desmond, since its release last year. Now the book has won the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction.
January 19, 2017, 8am PST
Poverty and inequality are bad things, but what happens when they coincide? A new study points to a startling increase in the number of U.S. counties suffering from both problems.
December 9, 2016, 11am PST
After the city's government cut funding to mental health services, closing many of the city's clinics, residents of Chicago's West Side voted overwhelmingly to tax their properties to reverse that trend.
December 8, 2016, 7am PST
A new study shows how pollution and poverty can create a persistent cycle in poor neighborhoods.
November 15, 2016, 6am PST
The Kinder Institute reveals a "stunning trend" of poverty spreading around Houston.
November 8, 2016, 2pm PST
The Brookings Institution has provided a data-driven examination of the subject of poverty in the United States, to provide the kind of policy nuance and detail missing from the 2016 presidential campaign.