One indicator of smart fiscal practices is maintaining balance between spending and revenues. Occasionally deficits may be necessary.
Policymakers should take steps to foster housing stability during declared emergencies.
States should simplify estate planning. This includes allowing the use of electronic wills or trusts to govern the distribution of property at death.
Housing is central to community and individual well-being. The type and location of a home can affect almost every aspect of a person’s life.
Natural disasters, public health emergencies, and other crises can wreak havoc on the nation’s housing system.
Travel should be safe, including during declared public health crises.
Government budgets reflect the priorities of policymakers.