Wealth & Poverty - Most Commented


Baltimore's $100 million investment legacy

May 22, 2015
The city's efforts to alleviate poverty date back decades, with lasting effects.
Posted In: poverty, urban, federal dollars, Baltimore
The outside of the shuttered FMC Corp. plant in Baltimore. The plant used to produce insecticides and other agricultural chemicals, but in 2008, the company moved its operations overseas to save costs. About 130 employees were laid off.

How many jobs does $100 million get you?

May 20, 2015
Baltimore's "Empowerment Zones" offer a history of qualified success.
Posted In: Baltimore, poverty, employment, Housing
Navigation Center in San Francisco.

San Francisco takes innovative approach to homelessness

May 18, 2015
The city has opened a shelter with fewer rules and more open space.
Posted In: San Francisco, homeless, Housing

A call for responsible banking in low-income neighborhoods

May 14, 2015
A growing number of cities are requiring banks to be "socially responsible."
Posted In: Banks, socially responsible investments, Dayton
A bungalow style home for sale in San Francisco.

Lenders, borrowers remain cool on home equity credit

May 12, 2015
That type of borrowing helped fuel the housing crisis.
Posted In: HELOCs, New York Federal Reserve, new york fed

Imagining affordable housing in New York

Apr 23, 2015
Bill de Blasio calls for 160,000 units of market-rate housing over the next decade.
Posted In: New York City, affordable housing, Bill de Blasio

Rents are rising, and fast

Apr 23, 2015
Rents have increased by almost 4 percent and are likely to keep going.
Posted In: rent prices, rental housing, housing crisis

What pushes people up the economic ladder

Apr 17, 2015
Researchers have discovered factors that may help economic mobility.
Posted In: Dayton, economic mobility, poverty

What makes a land of opportunity

Apr 16, 2015
Dayton, Ohio can teach us a lot about mobility and the American Dream.
Posted In: Ohio, economic mobility, American dream, Education, Segregation

Recycled bikes provide affordable transportation

Apr 16, 2015
Groups around the country are refurbishing used bikes to help low-income people.
Posted In: Transportation, bicycling, low-income, recycling