Why Don’t More Housing Voucher Recipients from Live in Better Neighborhoods?

More than a quarter of U.S. renters spend most of their income on housing. Ten percent of this group receives government housing subsidies. New research examines how housing vouchers influence where people choose to live.

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A Hands-On Approach to Challenging Myths about Homelessness

This month, with the release of new data on homelessness in the U.S., we are reminded that each data point in the report is a person and that everyone can do something about homelessness.

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How Can We Measure Housing Security? Suggestions for HUD’s New Effort

The Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of Policy Development and Research has begun the work of developing a composite measure of housing security, a commendable and important effort.

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To Make Progress on Housing, Break Down Those Walls!

High-cost cities and counties face an array of serious housing challenges. One solution? Local government agencies should focus on breaking down barriers between different agencies and policy domains to achieve active collaboration.

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What Does Homelessness in the U.S. Really Look Like?

Can we believe our perceptions of homelessness based on what we see on the streets? A decade of research provides a definitive answer: no.

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Is Poverty Falling Over the Long Run?

While overall poverty has decreased recently, trends in the last decades differ widely across age groups. For an explanation, look to welfare reform and Social Security.

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