Communities & Banking

Winter 2015 Winter 2015

Communities & Banking | 2015 Series |Winter 2015

An Urban School System Collects Data

As a New Hampshire school district focuses on boosting student success, it is diagnosing its toughest challenges through a new embrace of data.

by Daniel Barrick

Communities & Banking | 2015 Series |Winter 2015

Applying Research to Create Real Pathways out of Poverty

In the complex arena of promoting economic mobility among low-income, single-parent households, a model called Mobility Mentoring is showing promising results.

by Deborah Youngblood

Communities & Banking | 2015 Series |Winter 2015

Creating Welcoming Communities

Creating a welcoming environment for immigrants can smooth integration with the wider community and ultimately improve health outcomes.

by Kelly Laflamme

Communities & Banking | 2015 Series |Winter 2015

Energy Efficiency and Mortgage Risks: Implications for the Northeast

Residential energy efficiency can be promoted by linking it with mortgage finance.

by Nikhil Kaza, Roberto G. Quercia, and Chao Yue Tian

Communities & Banking | 2015 Series |Winter 2015

Facing Eviction: Homelessness Prevention for Low-Income Tenant Households

Scarce affordable units and skyrocketing market rents have created a housing crisis for low-income individuals and families.

by Linda Wood-Boyle

Communities & Banking | 2015 Series |Winter 2015

by Caroline Ellis

Communities & Banking | 2015 Series |Winter 2015

The EB-5 VISA Program for Immigrant Investors

A U.S. visa program can benefit lower-income communities by providing a green card for foreign investment in development that otherwise might not be funded.

by Audrey Singer

Communities & Banking | 2015 Series |Winter 2015

VIEWPOINT: Seeking More Working-Class Americans in Congress

The shortage of working-class politicians has consequences for economic policy, but there may be ways to encourage more to run.

by Nicholas Carnes

Communities & Banking | 2015 Series |Winter 2015

Who Is Most Worried about Student-Loan Debt?

Across demographic and economic groups, more than half of individuals with student loans feel concern about their ability to repay.

by Caroline Ratcliffe and Signe-Mary McKernan

Communities & Banking | 2015 Series |Winter 2015

Why Don't Lower-Income Individuals Have Retirement Saving Plans?

Lower-income individuals— lower employment rate—and the smaller probability of their working for an employer that offers pensions—underlie the pension gap between higher- and lower-income groups.

by April Yanyuan Wu, Matthew S. Rutledge, and Jacob Penglase