Housing, Social Policy

Rebuilding the American Community

by Sam Pence, MPA ’22 Over the last half-century, the fabric of American communities has slowly frayed. Buffeted by powerful demographic and cultural forces, today’s America faces historic depression and suicide rates, more people living alone than ever before, and a majority of young people citing no attachment to their neighborhoods. To make matters worse, […]

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Economy, Election 2020, Financial Security, Housing, Politics, Race & Ethnicity

Trump’s Racist Appeal to Suburbia and Its Place in the U.S. History of Housing Segregation

by Amanda Hermans, managing online editor In July of this year, President Trump sent a series of tweets to “The Suburban Housewives of America.” “Biden will destroy your neighborhood and your American Dream,” one tweet claimed. “I will preserve it, and make it even better!” Another touted, “I am happy to inform all of the […]

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