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I wrote about public art as an equitable placemaking strategy! Public art can improve well-being by connecting us to our neighborhoods and communities. twitter.com/Housing360/sta…
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.@yfreemark in @wave3news: "A huge share of the Louisville population was living within close distances of both interstate highways & major arterial roads. & this is a major concern for people’s lifespans, for people’s health & people’s quality of life." urbn.is/3TPPfz2
#LiveAtUrban, 11/29: Join @andreeamancina, @leighscourtney, @JanineZweig, & other experts for a discussion on the policies, practices, case-level information, & external factors that affect prosecutors' decisionmaking in plea bargaining in Philadelphia. urbn.is/3TuSLjC
Middle-income San Diegans face steeper challenges when it comes to homeownership than those in California overall & nationwide, reports @UTDavidGarrick. urbn.is/3gbwcSo
.@TinaPStacy: "There's a lot of minor, small changes that can be made that can help not just equity but the system as a whole." (via @ttsiaperas) urbn.is/3EnkAn0
Analysis: Most adults in families that have Medicaid are not aware their future eligibility could be in jeopardy after the COVID-19 public health emergency ends, writes @rking_19. urbn.is/3gcCBwo
38 local organizations in our new grant program will examine the systemic causes of racial inequities in community conditions to inform local action. Learn more urbn.is/3zXquKw @RWJF @urbaninstitute
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Why is investing in trusted grassroots organizations crucial to sustaining successful programs & strong communities? Abdul Kareem Muhammad: "Grassroots organizations can transcend to greater heights because of our relationships." urbn.is/3X6vwOE
#LiveAtUrban, 11/29: Can justice be attained through a system dependent on pleas? urbn.is/3TuSLjC
A few years ago, a group of amazing women organizers in South Dallas reached out to me to ask whether we could help them find ways to increase transportation equity in South Dallas. Here's what we came up with together: urban.org/research/publi… @jmoralesburnett @donovanharvey17
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.@yfreemark: "We have an enormously complicated review process, combined with an underresourced public sector." (via @SkylarWoodhouse) urbn.is/3TImvIv
.@WaxmanElaine: "SNAP is a good program, but this is clearly a weakness in the program. Definitely one that undermines some of the very households that people would be most interested in trying to help." (via @claire_thornto) urbn.is/3tB3DAT
Tuition as a form of higher education expenditures grew from 10% in 1977 to 31% in 2019, reports @BarehamHanneh. urbn.is/3GjAwJF
.@BenSoskis: "There’s still a lot we don’t know. But, if he is going to make good on his pledge, he is almost definitely going to be one of the major philanthropists of the first half of the 21st century." (via @tjhuddle) urbn.is/3TBUjak
As of June 2022, millions of people may still be eligible to receive Economic Impact Payments, & mixed-immigration-status families are among those considered underserved. Learn more about mixed-status families' experiences with stimulus checks: urbn.is/3twYzgR
Released by @urbaninstitute today: A guide for local leaders on understanding impediments to upward mobility, empowering people to escape poverty, and creating more equitable results in their communities. upward-mobility.urban.org/boosting-upwar…
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What's it like to be an apprentice? Over on @tiktok_us, Erikah Garnett shares a day in the life of an apprentice working in business operations. #NAW2022 urbn.is/3GlTwHr
.@richardcauxier on inflation's effects on budgets: "State & local governments don’t just tax things, they pay for things. So what they need to be paying is also going up." (via @Marketplace) urbn.is/3O8fks9
Why is investing in trusted grassroots organizations crucial to sustaining successful programs & strong communities? @SashaBruceYouth’s Courtney Gibbs: You "need people in the community to walk alongside you in doing that work." urbn.is/3X6vwOE
#LiveAtUrban today at 3pm ET: Tune in as experts discuss local, state, & federal policies & monitoring practices that could help ensure a safer, healthier, & more equitable future of transportation. urbn.is/3hylgyb
In & around Knoxville, TN, residents of predominantly Black neighborhoods are more than twice as likely as those in largely white neighborhoods to owe money for medical bills, reports @NoamLevey: urbn.is/3TBKxF3 Find data on your community: urbn.is/3gawybL
.@yfreemark: "There’s absolutely a tradeoff here between accessibility to transportation & adjacency to the negative health impacts." (via @ByRobertoR) urbn.is/3UWWp5K
#LiveAtUrban tomorrow at 12:15pm EST: What would it take to improve housing & service access for people with disabilities living in federally assisted family housing? urbn.is/3fLa8xy
New report on technology in CDFI small business lending 🚨 Tech can enhance every step of the loan making cycle, and while there's a strong business case for spending in tech tools, not every CDFI should pursue million-dollar investments in technologytinyurl.com/2dd9vk2pSg
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.@oriyagc4: "Emergency savings offer families a cushion... Without savings, residents are at a greater risk for eviction, more likely to fall in a spiral of debt, & less able to invest in wealth building opportunities." (via @m_camilavallejo) urbn.is/3TJirrA
New blog post: How local differences in race & place affect mortgage lending urbn.is/3hMSWbt
My team at the @urbaninstitute has spent the last few months talking to EJ leaders to understand challenges and opportunities for the Justice40 Initiative and the path forward, and today we released a playbook with recommendations for federal leaders: urban.org/apps/positioni…
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.@RJRetirePolicy in @InsNewsNet: "This isn’t how most people think they’re going to finish out their work lives... For the majority of older Americans, working after 50 is considerably riskier & more turbulent than we previously thought." urbn.is/3tx46Uz
.@WorkRiseNetwork's Joseph Peck in @routefifty: "By incentivizing investments in high-quality jobs, policymakers can reduce inequality without putting undue pressure on businesses." urbn.is/3g8ajTU
We just released a groundbreaking new study on rezonings @urbaninstitute. Key findings: —Louisville approves vast majority of developer-initiated rezonings —But public speakers *heavily influence* approvals—& speakers are largely from white neighborhoods urban.org/research/publi…
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#LiveAtUrban today: Tune in at 1pm ET for an afternoon of conversations with the 2022 winners & top 10 finalists of @IvoryInnovation's Ivory Prize for Housing Affordability. urbn.is/3SY82YE
.@yfreemark in @NextCityOrg: In the decade or so before driverless cars roll out en masse, lawmakers can take the time to develop regulations that maximize benefits & minimize harms. urbn.is/3UUSciT
.@yfreemark: "The continued passage of affordable housing bonds... really suggests that there is a local interest in supporting more affordable housing investment, even when the federal government has not taken up the mantle." (via @jaredbrey) urbn.is/3X5fTa3
What's it like to be an apprentice? Over on @tiktok_us, Erikah Garnett shares a day in the life of an apprentice working in business operations. #NationalApprenticeshipWeek tiktok.com/t/ZTRQeytLB/
#LiveAtUrban today at 3 ET: How could $80 billion make the IRS more effective? Register to join: urbn.is/3UaP82a
From @NationalHVRC & @Refugee_One: Learn how home visitors can support refugee parents in spurring child growth & development & navigating unfamiliar community resources. youtube.com/watch?v=AXSwR1…
Why is it important to invest in resident-led research & shift research power to communities? Davina Carter: "This is not only our community, this is our family." urbn.is/3Tz93qo
.@kmart_02: "It will be really hard to implement a fast-moving policy now, because policies just take time, often to have an effect." (via @venessawong) urbn.is/3A9mE0D
Five ways researchers can ensure communities benefit from their work & their studies aren’t extractive. urbn.is/3Epagw7
.@richardcauxier: "Trying to craft a narrative about voters being pro- or anti-tax is very tough... The details of these questions matter & so do the politics & dynamics in the states, so you cannot paint with a really broad brush." (via @Kery_Murakami) urbn.is/3htB4SV
From @Housing360: Police are spending significant time & resources on managing but never solving homelessness. urbn.is/3D4frzF
.@JRatcliffeHFPC: "That equity build up, even if it’s modest, & the fact that your income generally tends to go up, but your house payments stays more or less the same, that really is a huge wealth creation engine over the long run." (via @rondakaysen)urbn.is/3WTGarX
How could $80 billion make the IRS more effective? Join @TaxPolicyCenter on Monday to hear from former IRS commissioners & top government officials from agencies that will likely be evaluating the outcomes from Congress’s investment. #LiveAtUrban urbn.is/3UaP82a
.@fblavin in @RTDNEWS: "If you are uninsured, you’re more likely to face high out-of-pocket expenses... You could potentially forgo preventive health services which, down the line, could lead to worse health outcomes & more medical debt." urbn.is/3Utuo5Z
.@marykcunningham: "We're making sure that we're not only reinforcing the laws that are on the books, but also that we're preventing future discrimination." (via @JordanPandy_) urbn.is/3TsEx1x
.@richardcauxier: "Cannabis is still popular; it’s still going to expand, but there are limits." (via @ArisFolley) urbn.is/3A4fpqX
Clay Colombe, Rosebud Sioux tribal citizen & chief executive officer of Sicangu Co: "Our culture is in everything we do. We need to make sure we’re living up to the values of our people. That’s how we can recreate our own economy." urbn.is/3LhLUq8
.@yfreemark on @nprnews: "These measures will certainly open up thousands of units across the country that will become permanently affordable for low- & moderate-income people. But it will not solve our housing crisis." urbn.is/3DQtMQK
Life near highways—while convenient from a transportation perspective—has a major downside: constant exposure to air & noise pollution produced by cars, trucks, & motorcycles. Join us on 11/16 to learn more. #LiveAtUrban urbn.is/3hylgyb
In a December 2021 poll, nearly 70% of adults said they support making free school meals for all students permanent, reports @AriannaProthero. urbn.is/3EkXfUj
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