Housing costs determine whether individuals and families can live in a neighborhood without sacrificing other basic necessities, such as food and health care.
On an average night in 2017, nearly 585,000 people were homeless in the U.S.
The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing sales, rentals, and financing on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability status, or pre
Seventy-seven percent of older adults desire to remain in their homes and communities as they grow older. However, a number of barriers stand in th
Natural disasters, public health emergencies, and other crises can wreak havoc on the nation’s housing system.
Two government budget practices that can have significant implications for lower levels of government are block grants and unfunded mandates.
U.S. House members and state representatives are elected by district.
Federal and state governments have tried to change budget rules to control government spending. Budget rules have also been used to impose fiscal discipline.
Policymakers can take action to stimulate the economy.
One indicator of smart fiscal practices is maintaining balance between spending and revenues. Occasionally deficits may be necessary.