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Mitigating Housing Instability During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This Policy Spotlight suggests remedies to the current, national housing crisis based on an analysis of policies adopted to counter the housing market crash of 2008.

The COVID-19 pandemic put millions of Americans out of work and at risk of homelessness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) placed an emergency moratorium on evictions, but the expiration of that moratorium and

others enacted by states threaten to bring a flood of evictions.

Nationally, the U.S. Census Bureau’s Household PULSE Survey found that between August and November last year, 15% to 18% of renters were behind on their rent each week.

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IGPA Working Groups Respond to Live Policy Questions
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IGPA Working Groups Respond to Live Policy Questions

Our Working Group structure allows IGPA to respond to important policy questions as they unfold. As soon as Gov. J.B.…

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Policy Spotlight Brings the Voice of Educators to Legislators
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Policy Spotlight Brings the Voice of Educators to Legislators

COVID-19 has exacerbated several challenges for teachers, some of which predated the pandemic. Teachers had to adapt to the rapid…

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Citizen Scientist Journaling Project Leads to MacArthur Foundation Support
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Citizen Scientist Journaling Project Leads to MacArthur Foundation Support

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ruby Mendenhall and Robin Fretwell Wilson organized the Citizen Scientist Journaling project to…

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