States and localities should carefully evaluate the effectiveness of the incentives they offer to attract or retain businesses.
When considering bond financing, state and local policymakers should:
Public retirement systems should establish a maximum vesting period of five years for DB plans and one year for employers’ matching contr
States and localities should move toward full funding of their retirement systems.
Policymakers should preserve the existing stock and expand the availability of affordable, accessible, safe housing, particularly for those with the most severe cost burdens
Policymakers should increase the availability of subsidized housing in mixed-use, walkable communities.
Policymakers should increase the availability of subsidized housing with services.
Policymakers should mitigate the effects of foreclosures on renters.
Policymakers should mitigate the negative impacts of foreclosures on neighborhoods. Strategies should consider the needs of older adults.
State and local policymakers should encourage the construction of more housing units to ensure that people of all incomes and ability levels can afford to live in a communit