Colorado Towns Take Action to Preserve Mobile-Home Parks

Jennifer Brown and Kevin Simpson of The Colorado Sun explore efforts to preserve mobile home parks in Colorado.

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Five Things the Government’s Poverty Numbers Do (and Do Not) Tell Us

Angela Rachidi at the American Enterprise Institute looks at this year’s numbers and what they do – and do not – tell us about poverty in the United States.

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Cities, States Use “Upzoning” to Spur Affordable Housing Growth

Kalena Thomhave discusses how a growing number of communities are attempting to address the affordable housing crisis by upzoning.

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Spotlight on the Elections

Spotlight’s election trackers pull together poverty-related information and news on the 2019 gubernatorial and 2020 presidential candidates.

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Spotlight Exclusives includes commentaries from policymakers, advocates, academics, and other contributors from all points on the political spectrum, as well as Out of the Spotlight blog posts from our team. New headlines on poverty and economic mobility are posted daily.

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Spotlight on the States

State and local governments, community-based organizations and other non-profits play a significant role in implementing policies and programs to reduce poverty and promote opportunity.

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* Hover over a state to get a snapshot of poverty statistics in the state, then click or use the drop-down menu to access information and resources, news articles, and links to learn more about state efforts to reduce poverty.

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