Ideas. Action. Results.

Designing LIHTC Developments to Improve Health Outcomes

Andy Winkler, Jake Varn February 22, 2019

Despite its successes, LIHTC has also inhibited or simply failed to incentivize innovative design strategies that improve health outcomes of residents and their communities.

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Using LIHTC to Expand Access to Opportunity 

Andy Winkler, Jake Varn February 22, 2019

Living in stable, affordable housing in low-poverty neighborhoods has been associated with higher employment and earnings among adults, as well as improved mental and physical health.

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Realizing LIHTC’s Potential

Andy Winkler, Jake Varn February 22, 2019

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit is the largest and most effective government program to finance new affordable housing in the United States.

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Evidence Law Enacted, What Next?

Evidence February 21, 2019

Legislation enacted this year sets the stage for more evidence-based decision-making in government to the benefit of the taxpayer. This is an important first step but what comes next?

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Early Learning Facilities Matter: Moving Beyond a Culture of Low Expectations

Linda Smith, Sarah Tracey February 14, 2019

Improving early learning facilities where children are cared for requires multisector involvement across federal, state, and local partners

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Current State of U.S.-Mexico Border Infrastructure: February 2019

Katie Sullivan, Cristobal Ramón February 14, 2019

Data shows that while there was an increase in apprehensions at the border in FY2018, overall these numbers are significantly lower than peak periods of illegal border crossing

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Summarizing the National Academies Federal Research Agenda for Carbon Dioxide Removal

Erin Smith February 12, 2019

This post summarizes the total level of investment recommended for each carbon removal approach and enabling technology by research stage.

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Q&A: Government Shutdowns and the Debt Limit “X Date”

Shai Akabas, Jack Rametta February 12, 2019

Fresh off a 35-day partial government shutdown, a second one could be on the horizon if Congress and the president are unable to resolve their disputes over border security by Friday, February 15.

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Previewing the 2019 State of the Union

Jordan LaPier February 4, 2019

Ahead of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, BPC lays out a framework of issues expected to be raised in the speech.

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A Roadmap for a DACA Deal

Theresa Cardinal Brown January 31, 2019

Passing this DACA deal could help rebuild the trust among all parties necessary to move forward with additional or broader immigration reform discussions in the future.

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