York And Fig York And Fig

Wealth & Poverty at a glance

Months after the unrest in Baltimore, the city's Economic Development Commission reports back on business recovering from the riots.

Baltimore businesses reopen with help from the city

Nov 25, 2015
A large number of business damaged in the Baltimore riots have reopened.
Posted In: Baltimore, baltimore riots, Small Business

Food banks gear up for Thanksgiving

Nov 25, 2015
As we head into the Thanksgiving holiday, food banks are gearing up to help the hungry.
Posted In: Thanksgiving, food banks, food bank

Why sticking to your goals is costing you

Nov 24, 2015
... And how to rethink your objectives.
Posted In: goals, financial advice
The General Motors world headquarters, background, is juxtaposed against a tattered house in Detroit.

An app that could cure urban blight

Nov 23, 2015
Connecting interested buyers with foreclosed homes.
Posted In: Detroit, app, foreclosed homes
New York is seeing a spike in homelessness.

Counting the homeless

Nov 20, 2015
The government released new homeless figures. But how is the number counted?
Posted In: homeless, homelessness

Dip into your savings and don't be sorry

Nov 18, 2015
...As long as you have a plan to pay yourself back.

The vast inequality of rental inflation

Nov 6, 2015
Rent inflation is highest at the bottom of the market.
Posted In: rent inequality inflation, inequality

Low-income households shying away from mortgages

Nov 5, 2015
NY Fed briefing reveals that low-income residents have a large segment of “discouraged borrowers.”
Posted In: mortgage, poverty, Economy, affordable housing

Hawaii grappling with homeless emergency

Oct 28, 2015
Governor's declaration frees up $1.3 million for services.
Posted In: homelessness, Hawaii, emergency fund

New York City takes on evictions

Oct 16, 2015
The city's new way to battle homelessness: hire more lawyers to fight evictions.
Posted In: Brooklyn, evictions, New York
With Generous Support From...

Sustainability Coverage

  • The Kendeda Fund
  • Wealth & Poverty Coverage

  • The Ford Foundation