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Walking the Streets of Baltimore With the Other Barksdale

Convicted criminals make the best "violence interrupters" in tough inner city neighborhoods.

Should Obamacare Help Pay for Housing?

The Medicaid expansion has given thousands access to health care. But for some, it may be a waste of money unless they can get a place to live, too.

Forget Dating Apps. These Millennials Want to Use Start-Ups to Save the World.

A profound generational shift is shaping new approaches to addressing civic problems.

The Woman Who Turned Obamacare Into Neighborhood Self-Help

King County, Wash., transferred almost all of its federal enrollment money to community leaders within vulnerable uninsured populations.

The Case for Trailer Parks

Pre-fab houses are a cheap and energy-efficient way for low-income Americans to become homeowners—plus, the units can be pretty spiffy these days.

What Will It Take for Millennials to Become Homeowners?

Many cities and states are offering programs to entice first-time buyers--with mixed results.

Can Homeless People Move Into Baltimore's Abandoned Houses?

There are more than 16,000 vacant homes in the city. Are they the solution to the long-standing housing crisis?

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Walking the Streets of Baltimore With the Other Barksdale

Convicted criminals make the best "violence interrupters" in tough inner city neighborhoods.

Should Obamacare Help Pay for Housing?

The Medicaid expansion has given thousands access to health care. But for some, it may be a waste of money unless they can get a place to live, too.

Forget Dating Apps. These Millennials Want to Use Start-Ups to Save the World.

A profound generational shift is shaping new approaches to addressing civic problems.

The Woman Who Turned Obamacare Into Neighborhood Self-Help

King County, Wash., transferred almost all of its federal enrollment money to community leaders within vulnerable uninsured populations.

The Case for Trailer Parks

Pre-fab houses are a cheap and energy-efficient way for low-income Americans to become homeowners—plus, the units can be pretty spiffy these days.

What Will It Take for Millennials to Become Homeowners?

Many cities and states are offering programs to entice first-time buyers--with mixed results.

Can Homeless People Move Into Baltimore's Abandoned Houses?

There are more than 16,000 vacant homes in the city. Are they the solution to the long-standing housing crisis?

Show More
 
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