Section 8 is supposed to help people move to areas with less poverty, but it’s worked better in some places than others.
Efforts to dismantle segregation may take resources away from some of the poorest communities, where investment is most needed.
The national unemployment rate continues to improve, but progress has been much slower for blacks and Hispanics.
The systems in place to provide aid after natural disasters often fail those who need help the most.
Today's cities may be more diverse overall, but people of different races still don’t live near each other.
In Flint, Michigan, lead, copper, and bacteria are contaminating the drinking supply and making residents ill. If other cities fail to fix their old pipes, the problem could soon become a lot more common.
Cities with “cheap” housing aren’t cheap if wages are relatively low.
The city, long divided into black and white neighborhoods, is asking affluent counties to pitch in.
Lincoln Heights, Ohio, once had the potential to become a thriving community, but today it’s in crisis. This is no accident.
During the recession, some families made a tough choice: lose a home but protect other finances.
Can a company succeed if no one is in charge?
Gentrification is pushing long-term residents out of urban neighborhoods. Can collective land ownership keep prices down permanently?
Section 8 was intended to help people escape poverty, but instead it’s trapping them in it.
According to a new poll, younger workers do in fact care less about money and more about fulfillment.
Yet another consequence of gentrification.
Such jobs may offer flexibility and other benefits, but traditional legal protections for workers aren't part of the package.
Studies say that lower-income people do better when they live in affluent neighborhoods, but rich people don’t want them there. A few states are seeking ways around that resistance.
To be far from home in a major, diverse metropolis such as New York or Los Angeles is one thing. But those who have landed in small cities across the Midwest face a whole other sort of isolation.
Changing neighborhoods may be a class issue, but in America, that means it’s also a racial one.