Happy with your neighborhood? It’s ‘all in your head’

"Contrary to what many would think, characteristics of your neighborhood have little to do with how satisfied you are with it."

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
June 30, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: housing emotions happiness society-and-culture neighborhoods

Happy with your neighborhood? It’s ‘all in your head’

"Contrary to what many would think, characteristics of your neighborhood have little to do with how satisfied you are with it."

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
June 30, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: housing emotions happiness society-and-culture neighborhoods

Foreclosure is most harmful to ‘marginal homeowners’

Home foreclosures have painful ramifications that go beyond immediate financial damage, research finds, particularly for a mortage holders on the margin.

Stanford • futurity
June 26, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: economics money housing society-and-culture

Police brutality isn’t about ‘a few bad apples’

A new paper explains how police brutality isn't just a problem of a few individuals. It's much more about how police interact with whole neighborhoods.

Michelle Samuels-Boston U. • futurity
June 3, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: cities housing racism featured society-and-culture health-and-medicine neighborhoods police-officers race-and-ethnicity protests

Cities are slow to ease rent and evictions

Rent assistance and moratoriums on evictions are lagging behind the pandemic's impact on people's ability to pay, researchers report.

Jessica Colarossi-Boston University • futurity
May 18, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: cities covid-19 economics money housing featured society-and-culture laws pandemics

Will COVID-19 force a rethink of America’s safety net?

Will COVID-19 change the American social safety net? New research looks at history as a guide for how governments react to crises that expose inequality.

Sara Savat-WUSTL • futurity
May 15, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: history housing government society-and-culture socioeconomic-status race-and-ethnicity

Climate and coronavirus hit the same communities hard

"Populations that are disproportionately affected by the coronavirus are largely the same as those at risk of more significant climate change impacts."

Jessica Colarossi-Boston University • futurity
May 8, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: cities climate-change covid-19 pollution viruses housing featured earth-and-environment health-and-medicine race-and-ethnicity

How to protect people who are homeless during COVID-19

People who are homeless face unique issues during the COVID-19 pandemic. An expert talks about about their challenges and what's needed to protect them.

U. Michigan • futurity
April 10, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 housing hunger homelessness health-and-medicine

Closed schools pose risks to children’s health

Many states have closed schools for the rest of the year in response to COVID-19. Experts warn that may take a serious toll on children's health.

Nardy Baeza Bickel-Michigan • futurity
April 8, 2020 ~1 min

Tags: education covid-19 food housing childrens-health featured society-and-culture health-and-medicine

How Jim Crow lives on in skewed housing laws

An expert explains how housing laws that allow (or even require) landlords to evict tenants who've had run ins with the justice system are racially biased.

Jade McClain-NYU • futurity
Jan. 28, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: discrimination housing featured society-and-culture laws race-and-ethnicity

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