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Congressional caucus of conservative Republicans seek to revoke over 200 regulations

House conservatives want Trump to undo regulations on climate, school lunches and Uber – “The House Freedom Caucus list covers 232 regulations, including funding for smoke-free public housing and paid sick leave for federal contractors.” From the caucus mission statement of this invitation-only group formed in 2015: “The House Freedom Caucus gives a voice to… Continue Reading

New American Community Survey Data Now Available in Social Explorer Reports

“The newly released data from the 2011-15 American Community Survey are now available on Social Explorer. Subscribers can access the new data through our reports. The companion interactive maps will be our site in the next few days. Stay tuned for updates. The American Community Survey (ACS) is an extensive annual survey administered by the Census Bureau… Continue Reading

NYU Furman Center Launches, Hub for NYC Housing and Neighborhood Data

“Today, the NYU Furman Center announced the launch of a new online hub for New York City housing and neighborhood data. standardizes datasets from a variety of city, state, and federal sources to present over 100 indicators describing New York City’s housing and neighborhoods. It is the city’s most comprehensive resource for property-level subsidized… Continue Reading

New Census Data Show Differences Between Urban and Rural Populations

“People who live in rural areas are more likely to own their own homes, live in their state of birth and have served in the military than their urban counterparts, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey…As the nation’s largest household survey, the American Community Survey is the only… Continue Reading

Brookings Report – The Wealthy-Hand-to-Mouth

“In “The Wealthy-Hand-to-Mouth,” authors Greg Kaplan of Princeton University, Giovanni Violante of New York University and Justin Weidner of Princeton University find that both the wealthy hand-to-mouth (those with little or no liquid wealth but substantial holdings of illiquid assets – those that carry a transaction cost to access, such as housing, large durables, or… Continue Reading

American dream of exceeding income of parents drops to 50% for children born in 1985

Distributional National Accounts: Methods and Estimates for the United States – Thomas Piketty (Paris School of Economics); Emmanuel Saez (UC Berkeley and NBER); Gabriel Zucman (UC Berkeley and NBER). December 2, 2016 Abstract – “This paper combines tax, survey, and national accounts data to estimate the distribution of national income in the United States since… Continue Reading

Mapping the Origins of Redlining the United States

Center for Data Visualization – Mapping the Origins of Redlining the United States “A team of professors and students from the University of Richmond, the University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins University, and the Virginia Polytechnic Institute have created a data visualization called Mapping Inequality that combines 150 interactive maps of cities in the United States… Continue Reading

Renters More Likely to Be Food Insecure Than Homeowners

“About 10.5 million American households, or roughly 8.9 percent, reported that in the past month their access to adequate food was limited by a lack of money and other resources, according to new 2015 American Housing Survey statistics released today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau.… Continue Reading

The State of the Nations Housing 2016

Joint Center for Housing – Harvard University: The State of the Nations Housing 2016: “By many measures, the US housing market has recovered substantially from the crash. According to CoreLogic estimates, nominal home prices were back within 6 percent of their previous peak in early 2016, although still down nearly 20 percent in real terms. The uptick… Continue Reading

Report – The Color of Wealth in the Nation’s Capital

Urban Institute, Kilolo Kijakazi, Rachel Marie Brooks Atkins, Mark Paul, Anne Price, Darrick Hamilton, William A. Darity Jr. November 1, 2016: “The Great Recession and housing crisis erased approximately half of Black and Latino households’ wealth, while Asians suffered the largest absolute loss in wealth. But the dramatic wealth disparities between White communities and communities… Continue Reading

American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample Files Now Available

“The U.S. Census Bureau released the Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) files from the 2015 American Community Survey 1-year estimates. The PUMS files contain data on approximately 1 percent of the U.S. population and are now available for users to create their own tabulations. The files show population and housing characteristics down to Public Use… Continue Reading

Report – Investing in Urban Resilience

World Bank – “Natural disasters – such as Hurricane Matthew – and climate change are having devastating effects on cities and the 4 billion people who live in them today.  By 2030, without significant investment into making cities more resilient, natural disasters may cost cities worldwide $314 billion each year, up from around $250 billion… Continue Reading