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#podcastfriday: From @wandavision to @LasCulturistas, these are the books, miniseries, & podcasts that have been getting Urban staff through the pandemic. urbn.is/3gRvSoQ
Welcome, Equity Scholars! @DrShaunaCooper, @Dawn_M_Dow, @john_majoreason, @Luisa_Godinez_P, @mneal_econ, @BrianDSmedley, Karishma Furtado, & Diana Guelespe will contribute to a growing body of research to remedy structural racism. Learn more: urbn.is/3gKSOa5
Our new report hightlights accomplishments women made in the housing market. However, the share of single mom households have also grown and only a quarter of them are currently homeowners. W/ @MortgageLaurie & Jun Zhu twitter.com/MortgageLaurie…
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Despite the lifting of that countrywide protection, nearly half of renters remain shielded from eviction by local policies, reports @AnnieReporter. urbn.is/3yzu8GM
From @Charlie_Reports & @SeanMickey7: In 2018, Buffalo had the third-highest homeownership gap in the nation, with 73% of white residents owning their homes compared with just 29% of Black residents. urbn.is/3BCo3vi
.@DavisChrisW: "Most renters across the country do not live in an area with an existing moratorium anymore." (via @bill_lucia) urbn.is/3BH37Dr
The August 2021 edition of At A Glance provides updated figures describing first lien origination volume, cash-out refinances, and mortgage insurance activity. urban.org/research/publi…
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What have we learned about philanthropic support for direct cash assistance? Join us on 9/13 as experts discuss the implications & future of philanthropic efforts aimed at transferring cash directly to people. #LiveAtUrban urbn.is/37S4div
Kilolo Kijakazi to receive @socialinsurance's 2021 Robert M. Ball Award for Outstanding Achievements in Social Insurance: urbn.is/3BxeVI8 Learn more about Kilolo & her work: urbn.is/3DGhiu9
.@Dan_S_Lawrence: "There probably is a higher false-positive [rate] than is actually being reported out here." (via @jimdaleywrites) urbn.is/3kIT7mf
Building up new safety infrastructure & reducing overall reliance on police can simultaneously promote #publicsafety and reduce the harms of overpolicing in DC. New from @urbaninstitute's @leahjsakala & @Libbywd urbn.is/3y69RsN
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1. Focus on affordable housing to make progress toward racial equity. (via @katedreynolds, Kaitlyn You) urbn.is/3DDurnK
William Congdon in @TheHillOpinion: "There is no good time to fully return to the UI system that existed before these emergency measures." urbn.is/3DvhWui
.@TaxPolicyCenter's Steven Rosenthal: The retirement tax system "rewards those who already have savings. & unfortunately, the racial & ethnic makeup of those who have savings is overwhelmingly white." (via @katedore) urbn.is/2WEujns
House prices over the past year (Q2 20 to Q2 21) were up 20% or more in 12 states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, ID, MT, NH, OR, RI, UT, VT, WA. In only 3 states (AK, LA, ND) were housing prices *not* up at least 10%. Check out @urbaninstitute for new housing data. apps.urban.org/features/state…
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Just in time for the long weekend: These are the books, miniseries, & podcasts that have been getting Urban staff through the pandemic. urbn.is/3gRvSoQ
The anticipated 2021 Medicare Trustees Report should update the forecast of when the HI will be depleted. Ideas from Medicare experts to avoid insolvency: urban.org/research/publi…
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What have we learned about philanthropic support for direct cash assistance? Join us on 9/13 as experts discuss the implications & future of philanthropic efforts aimed at transferring cash directly to people. #LiveAtUrban urbn.is/3CXqB8u
In Maine, where 94% of residents are white, 22% of the 2,097 people experiencing homelessness pre-pandemic were people of color. @PrebleStreet’s Mark Swann: "There’s no question doing anti-poverty work is doing anti-racism work." urbn.is/3ylYGMX
If researchers don’t use a trauma-informed approach, their methods—especially interviews and focus groups—can retraumatize people and perpetuate harm. urbn.is/3kC96SV
Only 47 percent of renter households live in states and localities that offer some form of eviction moratorium, leaving most rental households in the country at risk of eviction. urbn.is/3BpCa6Z
Reliance on state & local funds for transit creates inequities, with current transit operations funding biased toward wealthier, more liberal communities, finds @yfreemark: urbn.is/3sRcE7n
From @JessicaPerezDC & @awbhart: 3 ways local program administrators can use behavioral science to speed rental relief delivery as federal eviction protections start to run out. urbn.is/3ALlaHR
Disaggregating data by race and ethnicity is a critical tool for exposing racialized systems of privilege and oppression. But many high-value datasets lack sufficient information on race and ethnicity. urbn.is/3gBh6Ta
"The Denver SIB results debunk the false narrative that people experiencing homelessness choose to live on the streets… People can stay in housing even after living outside/in shelters for years & grappling with mental health & substance use challenges." urbn.is/3B0si46
From @TaxPolicyCenter: If credits continue, 45% of households would not pay federal income tax in 2022, compared with a bit less than 42% if the higher credits are allowed to expire urbn.is/3DwGzHc
#LiveAtUrban, 9/13: Join us for a virtual convening highlighting Urban research on philanthropic support & gathering speakers to reflect on the implications & future of philanthropic efforts aimed at transferring cash directly to people. urbn.is/37S4div
When done thoughtfully, infrastructure investments can activate space in ways that draw in & welcome community members & foster a sense of belonging & excitement, writes @burrowes_tweets. urbn.is/3BerHLn
CTE Policy Watch takes a look at a report from @urbaninstitute and CTE CoLab examining the impact of COVID-19 on postsecondary CTE. #careerteched #lunchandlearn ctepolicywatch.acteonline.org/2021/08/the-co…
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.@zhu_linna: “While alone [the TOC program] won’t solve the housing crisis in Los Angeles, our study indicates that it is part of the solution & a roadmap for policymakers in other cities facing housing crises." (via @yalepolitic) urbn.is/3jkYybo
"[Those are] some encouraging signs in terms of financial education & planning. It also is more transparent... because the families know how much assistance they're going to get, & it's not going to fluctuate based on their income." (via @_PyintheSky) urbn.is/3jiU1Gs
In aggregate, state taxes were 26.5% higher for the fiscal 2021 year than in 2020, writes @ARiquier. urbn.is/38exyDY
Black women were the most likely out of any group to feel discriminated against or face unfair judgment while seeking medical care, reports @priyakkumar: urbn.is/3BbFRgo Read the full report: urbn.is/3up4Lpk
.@shenarashley: Some crowdfunding sites "have been really helpful & open to the research community... but it’s not universal. There aren’t any regulations or requirements for that kind of data sharing." (via @masayett) urbn.is/38exTqn
New analysis from @yfreemark: How expanding federal transit operations could help achieve equitable access to public transportation urbn.is/3sRcE7n
Freeman is proof that, if people know you believe in them, and if you provide them with support, the sky is the limit.Hear some amazing individuals whom he has mentored describe his impact in this video that @urbaninstitute produced in 2019. youtube.com/watch?v=MR7gfu…
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This streamlined process could reduce barriers to take-up and give more borrowers access to needed relief, write @MortgageLaurie & @FollowKaranK. urbn.is/3gxDc8Y
Have you reviewed the draft #EHR Reporting Program developer measures? Check them out and provide your feedback to inform future #HealthIT certification: urban.org/policy-centers…
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Dulce Gonzalez: "Even as COVID-19 cases fell from their peak, delayed & forgone health care over worries about exposure to coronavirus persisted in April 2021." (via @HealthDayTweets) urbn.is/3DkmKm2
I wrote a document on the trade-offs between privacy and utility. Target audience: @uscensusbureau data users. Thanks to Connie Citro (@theNASEM), @dianabelliott, @kpettitdc (@urbaninstitute), and @izzy_youngs (@MassiveData_GU) for the great feedback! urban.org/research/publi…
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#LiveAtUrban, 9/13: Join @shenarashley, @MaryMBogle, @BenSoskis, @faycwalker, Sonia Torres Rodríguez, @swartell, @ToniaWellons, & others as they reflect on the implications & future of philanthropic efforts aimed at transferring cash directly to people. urbn.is/3CXqB8u
From @TaxPolicyCenter: How retirement tax benefits exacerbate racial inequities urbn.is/3mwtqHT
LET’S CHAT: Join us TODAY at noon to chat with our Director of Equity, Vaughn Perry and amazing panelists about Power in Partnerships and the June 2021 Urban Institute report on the Bridge Park’s implementation of equity strategies. bridgepark.org/live #DCBridgePark
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.@richardcauxier: "This goes directly to the population that was most harmed by the pandemic... The Earned Income Tax Credit is a proven poverty-fighting tool." (via @denitsa_tsekova) urbn.is/3B82AKn
About 89% of rental assistance funds have not been distributed, report @GlennThrush & @arappeport: urbn.is/3Bc8JoY @marykcunningham, @katedreynolds, & @DavisChrisW suggest 3 ways states & localities can get rental assistance to people faster: urbn.is/3egozFQ
Lester Salamon’s many contributions left a lasting mark on the @urbaninstitute. Like so many other great orgs, we are a better place because of him. Wishing his family comfort and peace in this hard time. twitter.com/NatlCouncilNPs…
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A 2019 study found that 1 in 4 children in Sebastian County, AR were food insecure, writes @journocatherine. urbn.is/389HWNr
From @Libbywd & @leahjsakala: 5 questions to ask when considering police budget reductions & allocations. urbn.is/3ydGh3W
While many report saving more & spending less during the pandemic, about 135 million people-- slightly more than half (53%) of Americans-- took on some consumer debt because of the pandemic, writes @ElizabethRenter. urbn.is/3sKDtdB
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