D.C.’s massive Woodner apartment building has lived many lives—from fancy hotel to one of the last bastions of affordable housing in a gentrifying neighborhood. Now, it’s on the brink of another change.
It’s "not merely a coincidence” that the height of unionization coincided with the lowest point of wage inequality, a new working paper suggests. But will that solution work today?
Local jails in smaller counties are seeing enormous growth. A new report explains why.
Asian immigrants, once the “ultimate outsiders,” have profoundly reshaped the suburbs of San Francisco.
Statistician John P. Wymer set out to document every inch of the city in 1948. Now a young historian is trying to get his work online.
The White House’s proposal could drive a wedge between local governments and their own employees when it comes to immigration policy.
The costs of living in a car-centric culture can be particularly hard on undocumented immigrants.
Inherited racial disadvantage, more than poverty, explains why generations of African Americans have not reached economic parity with whites.
A historically black D.C. neighborhood markets its diversity to lure Millennials. But what happens when the new arrivals never interact with the longtime residents?
An NPR and PBS investigation puts two housing assistance programs under the microscope—and finds fraud, discrimination, and wasted taxpayer dollars.
To defend its executive order, the Trump administration favorably cited a 1970 Supreme Court case that supported separation of races in a swimming pool in Mississippi.
For black children in subsidized housing, their neighborhoods remain starkly separate and unequal.
In many towns in the rural South, new prison construction represents critical jobs and growth. But not everyone wins.
This is a problem that transcends the rural-urban divide.
A federal court blocks Trump’s January executive order seeking to punish jurisdictions that divorce local policing from federal immigration enforcement.
How the most diverse subway line in America forges a shared urban identity, according to a new book.
Expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit would help low- and middle-income taxpayers, regardless of their geography or political beliefs.
“It's expensive to live in desirable places.”
A new Urban Institute report corrects the record on the benefits and flaws of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
But the "new era" of draconian enforcement that Jeff Sessions just announced is based on faulty assumptions about criminality and immigration.
“I don’t want to presume that I'm bringing cultural equity that didn’t exist before,” says Joeonna Bellorado-Samuels, the curator of We Buy Gold.