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Investing in What Works for America's Communities

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EXPLORE THE BOOK SERIES

  • What Counts: Harnessing Data for America’s Communities
  • What It’s Worth: Strengthening the Financial Future of Families, Communities and the Nation

What Works News Round-Up – May 22, 2015

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. Governing (5/21/15) Key Takeaways From New Census Population Data on Cities The Census Bureau released new population estimates Thursday, showing where cities stand in attracting and ret…

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What Works News Round-Up – May 15, 2015

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. Washington Post Wonkblog (5/13/15) Mapped: The Places Where Most Public School Children are Poor Earlier this year, the Southern Education Foundation reported that America’s public…

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What Works News Round-Up – May 8, 2015

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. Think Progress (5/8/15) Baltimore’s New Health Commissioner On How To Make The City Healthy Nearly five months into her new job, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Leana Wen, M.D. has a …

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What Works News Round-Up – May 1, 2015

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. Governing (4/30/15) In Some Cities, Your Bus Fare Now Depends On Your Income Seattle is the latest city to offer discounted rates to low-income riders. Some say it’s a misguided at…

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A Prescription to End Homelessness

By Joshua Bamberger, MD, MPH Last week my world slowed down enough so I could escape for a leisurely walk in the green hills of Berkeley, California. As is my habit, I listened to one of my favorite podcasts called Radiolab. In this episode, the hosts discussed a fundamental topic: th…

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Funding for this project was generously provided to the Low Income Investment Fund by the Citi Foundation.