Democrats Agree That the Housing Crisis Is a Problem. They Just Don't Agree on How to Fix It.
For an issue on which so many agree—the rent is too damned high, especially in urban areas—housing affordability doesn't present one single obvious fix.
How Amazon's Change of Heart on HQ2 Will Impact Housing in Long Island City
After the company decided to break off its plans with Queens, the borough will return to the status quo, which might be more daunting than a worst-case Bezos scenario.
Uncertainty Around the 2020 Census Has Local Leaders on the Back Foot
Uncertainty over the government's future operations and the addition of a citizenship question have left cities bracing for chaos during the upcoming census.
How Elizabeth Warren Is Taking on America's Housing Affordability Crisis
Warren's proposed housing bill is attempting to address both the housing shortage and the devaluation of homes—while also hinting at reparations.
Repeal of California's Article 34 Would Be a Major Step Toward More Affordable Housing
It's California's original housing sin, a binding not-in-my-backyard clause that has forced municipalities to adopt creative workarounds to build low-income housing.
How Medicaid Expansion Boosts Financial Well-Being
A new study found that folks who acquired subsidized health insurance through Obamacare were 25 percent less likely to miss paying their rent or mortgage on time.
Is the Census Bureau Prepared to Cope With Potential Cyber Attacks?
The 2020 census will be the first in the nation's history to be conducted electronically, which will also mean more potential for outside interference.
Uncovering the Financial Impacts of Local News Deserts
New research shows that cities where newspapers closed up shop saw increases in government costs as a result of the lack of scrutiny over local deals.
A Proposed Work Requirement Exemption in Michigan Is Mired in Controversy
Critics say the legislation being put forth in Michigan will unfairly benefit rural white communities over the more urban black areas—but is that true?
The Supreme Court Is Set to Decide the Future of Mandatory Arbitration
These binding clauses lock millions of workers and consumers out of the courtroom, and now their legality is being determined by the highest court in the land.
Costs and Benefits: Are Corporate Tax Breaks in 'Opportunity Zones' a Good Idea?
A little-known tax incentive could provide important investment to areas that haven't yet recovered from the Great Recession, but the incentives don't come without risks.
After Irma, Puerto Rico's Case for Statehood Gains Newfound Urgency
The deepening humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico reveals a disaster response that is categorically different from the actions taken in the wake of hurricanes that struck the continental U.S. recently.
Trump Rolled Back the Country's Best Flood Protection Standards Two Weeks Before Harvey
A little-noticed executive action removed rules that would have held new infrastructure projects to a higher storm-proofing standard.