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Metropolitan Housing & Communities Policy Center

Housing Policy Debate's Top 25

For its twenty-fifth anniversary, Housing Policy Debate gathered the journal's 25 most popular articles.  The list includes seminal contributions from current and former Metro researchers.

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Mapping America's Futures

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.

We are not fully prepared to meet the housing and health needs of an aging population, but efforts are underway at the federal, state, and local levels to learn how to better serve seniors.

Main feature photo by Flickr user Ted Eytan