Housing Matters, an initiative undertaken by the Urban Institute, has published an article, “Rising Sea Levels Are Threatening Affordable Housing. What Can Local Governments Do?,” tracing the impact of rising sea levels on access to affordable housing. The article shows that the threat posed by rising sea levels to coastal communities is especially acute for racially segregated and economically disadvantaged communities located along coasts. The article outlines policies that could be adopted to combat the effects of rising sea levels and encourages policymakers to work with communities to create equitable flood prevention and mitigation plans. Read the article here.
Children’s Defense Fund released a report, “The State of America’s Children,” that identifies housing and homelessness as key issues impacting child poverty. The report reveals that 1.1 million…September 25, 2023
The Urban Institute has released research revealing the links between escalating housing costs and patterns of economic anxiety among teachers, particularly in high-cost urban areas. In addition to…September 11, 2023
A new article published in Health Affairs examines the connections between residential segregation and health. The paper shares an overview of the history of segregation in the U.S., explains the…August 28, 2023