July 7, 2022 -
A U.S. House subcommittee recently held a hearing on how institutional investors' fast-expanding ownership of single-family rental homes is making affordable housing less accessible for renters and first-time homebuyers. Black neighborhoods and Southern metros are among those with the greatest share of investor ownership of single-family rentals.
October 26, 2020 -
Mississippi is one of the poorest states in America, and one-third of Black Mississippians live under the federal poverty line. We spoke with Calandra Davis, a policy analyst at Hope Policy Institute and a community activist, about how federal elections affect the regulatory state and thus people's access to affordable housing, health care, and banking.
October 17, 2019 -
At a recent affordable housing summit in North Carolina, local officials discussed how to prevent displacement and gentrification despite being hamstrung by conservative state governments.
September 27, 2019 -
Local elected officials in the South are creating programs to address growing numbers of homeless people and the broader affordable housing crisis.
October 31, 2017 -
Political observers are keeping a close eye on Virginia's governor's race for signals about next year's midterms. But it's not the only critical seat up for grabs in November's off-year elections. Here are seven key races, state and local, to watch across the South.
August 10, 2017 -
Like a number of fast-growing Southern cities, Greenville, South Carolina, is losing its working class to more affluent residents. Efforts to address the problem are underway, but are they enough?
August 28, 2015 -
A tale of two recoveries, black and white, by the numbers.