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The Homeownership Rate and Housing Finance Policy – Part 1: Learning from the Rate’s History

The homeownership rate, among the thousands of statistics that the government produces to describe the country’s economic and social health, has an exalted place among policymakers in Washington. This single statistic – currently running about 65 percent – is regarded as one of the most important comprehensive measures of how well the country’s socioeconomic system is “delivering the goods” for the typical American family.

Equitable & Effective Climate Change Mitigation: Policy Analysis in the City and County of Denver, Colorado

Every level of the United States government is currently working to address the intersection of climate change and equity priorities, with no perfect solution for balancing these key needs. Given this context, this paper argues that Denver has the opportunity to further establish itself as a leader in this space by integrating climate and justice efforts through a concrete, actionable approach.

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