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What the Budget Deal Means for Evidence-Based Activities

Nick Hart, Tim Shaw / Blog February 8, 2018

The bipartisan budget deal reached in the Senate this week contains provisions that are a step forward for evidence-based policymaking.

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Affordable housing, quality healthcare can let seniors age in place

Health / News November 9, 2016

One area that holds great bipartisan promise is more tightly connecting healthcare with the home to support America’s rapidly aging population.

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Looking Forward: The Future of U.S. Immigration

Lazaro Zamora / Blog November 2, 2015

As native-born population growth slows, immigration will continue to be a critical source of population growth which is necessary for a healthy economy.

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Housing Summit targets first-time buyers

Housing / News September 16, 2014

The disappearance of first-time home buyers and the stalling of the housing recovery are hot button issues among real estate and mortgage experts, as chronicled in the cover story of Saturday’s Real Estate section.

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The Financial Implications of an Aging America

Henry Cisneros / Blog July 29, 2014

The graying of America will force our nation’s leaders to rethink policies in fields ranging from health care to public safety to transportation. For housing policymakers, a major challenge will be responding to the needs of the overwhelming majority of seniors who will seek to age in place in their own homes and communities. 

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A Remarkable Bump in Hispanic Homeownership

Mel Martinez / Blog January 9, 2014

According to the latest figures from the U.S. Census Bureau, the national homeownership rate now stands at 65.3 percent, slightly higher than the rate registered in the second quarter of 2013 but nearly four percentage points lower than the record…

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Why People Don’t Vote

Matthew Weil / Blog May 10, 2013

After every election, pundits and politicians, academics and regular citizens decry our country’s relatively low voter turnout rate and call for ways to improve participation. Today we have a better sense of why Americans don’t vote. The U.S. Census Bureau…

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