Big-name tax-preparation companies charge low-income customers big bucks to file for refunds that are simple to do without help.
One sociologist says that there’s too much of a focus on giving out more college degrees, getting more people married, and making elite workplaces more diverse.
The city carefully planned its economic revitalization. Why, then, is it so painful for some of the people who have lived here the longest?
Physically expanding roads doesn't cure congestion. So why are places like Arkansas spending millions to do just that?
Low-income residents bought cheap land outside of border cities decades ago. But the promised infrastructure never came.
California’s population growth enables it to build top-of-the-line infrastructure—something that isn’t possible for Rust Belt cities.
High-cost lenders are targeting these communities, preventing them from building wealth to pass on to their children.
If San Jose can’t afford its basic public services, what city can?
San Jose, in the heart of Silicon Valley, used to be one of the best places in the U.S. for kids to experience a Horatio Alger, rags-to-riches life. Is it still?
For women at the border, where to give birth is a matter of enormous consequence. A birthing-center industry has flourished as a result.
In some Southwestern cities, the dream of increased walkability may have limits.
“We have Mexicantown, we have Greektown. So, let’s have Banglatown.”
Labor unrest is spreading through the factories on the border, where people say they deserve more than $6 a day.
Programs like FUSE can help people who have cycled through jail and emergency rooms get off the streets for good.
In one Harlem apartment building, unlikely neighbors are building a community.
A March state-level Supreme Court ruling requires many municipalities to build hundreds of apartments. In some towns, opposition is getting nasty.
For millions of renters with limited mobility and other physical challenges, there are few homes and apartments on the market that work for them.
Residents in some public-housing units in Worcester, Massachusetts, must now get a job or go back to school. If they don’t, they’ll be evicted.