In Tacoma, Washington, and other U.S. cities, housing departments are collaborating with school districts to give low-income and homeless students a leg up.
Residents can get up to $75,000 to build a “granny flat”—if they open it up to a homeless family.
A recent study makes a case for the government to engage with slums, rather than relocating inhabitants to cities’ outskirts.
Just 16 percent of children who grow up in poverty manage to become economically successful adults. How do they do it?
Voters from around the city just approved a citizen-led tax initiative that will funnel funds only to the long-neglected east side. But Kansas City’s racial fractures may be hard to heal.
In five minutes, mRelief helps users learn whether they qualify, and how to claim benefits.
In some low-income neighborhoods, they’re regarded as more authentic representatives of the residents. That has good and bad consequences.
A mayor’s plan to connect panhandlers with jobs.
A basic principle of finance could yield big wins for U.S. cities, according to a new policy agenda.
In many high-poverty urban neighborhoods, it’s nearly impossible for a poor child to find something to read in the summer.
The nonprofit Back on My Feet, which promotes jogging routines to help stabilize the lives of homeless people, will launch in the Bay Area in the fall.
Through book donations and creative writing classes, one man is giving back to a community of which he was once a part.
D.C.’s promising new plan would equitably distribute such facilities across the city and serve more residents.
The intervention has been effective in Chicago schools and detention centers.
To start, it was a far more sobering experience than I expected.
Several cities are trying out new ways of encouraging low-income residents to sign up.
An opt-in program in Odense aims to use the data to bring services to the homeless where they already congregate.
Providing storage solutions for the homeless helps bring stability and dignity to their lives.
A new firehouse clinic in California shows how an abundant but under-used public resource—fire stations—can be made even more useful for a community.
These kids are hard to find, and often face even greater struggles than their straight peers.