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Metropolitan Housing & Communities Policy Center

Housing- and Visualizing- DC's Booming Population

In the third chapter of our series on Washington, DC's ongoing population boom, our researchers take a look at how this rapid growth is affecting housing in the city.

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Our Changing City

The Metro Center's work concentrates on the communities—housing developments, neighborhoods, cities, and suburbs—that make up America's urban regions. Our research investigates factors that shape the quality of life in these communities, the opportunities they offer residents, and the effectiveness of federal, state, and local public policies that govern urban housing and neighborhoods.

New maps from the Urban Institute show that though US students are racially diverse, many schools are not.  Read more
Hispanics make up an increasing share of the household-forming population as well as those working the housing industry.  Read more
Until recently, many funders, policy researchers, and advocates thought of K-12 education and community development as separate spheres.  Read more

Main feature photo by Flickr user Ted Eytan