News and Commentary
Joseph Parilla and Sifan Liu write in a blog post for the Brookings Institution about varying levels of relief that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is having across metropolitan areas. They find that, “cities in which the largest share of small businesses experienced revenue loss had the lowest share of small businesses receiving PPP loans” and “metro areas with higher shares of minority-owned businesses were less likely to receive PPP loans.”
Former Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges (D-MN) writes in an opinion piece for The New York Times about the ways in which white liberals block systemic reforms to help communities of color despite believing and saying things to the contrary. She specifically cites zoning reform as one of systemic changes that white liberals too often resist, perpetuating segregation and lack of affordable housing.
Emily Hamilton of the Mercatus Center finds that the Tysons area of Virginia has been more successful towards housing construction than walkability in the last 10 years since its push for redevelopment began.
A blog post on Greater Greater Washington examines the housing policies of this year’s at-large candidates for the DC Council.
Laurie Goodman, Ellen Seidman, and Jun Zhu write in a Urban Institute blog post that a city’s rate of gentrification is strongly related to its supply of housing.
An article in the Washington Examiner by Timothy P. Carney makes the conservative case against cars arguing that America’s car-centric nature is a detriment to the success of families and communities.
The Washington, DC metropolitan area’s housing market continued its resurgence in the month of June, reports UrbanTurf. Low supply however kept median home prices high throughout the area.
Jenny Schuetz writes in a blog post for the Brookings Institution that, “high housing costs are as prohibitive a barrier as more overt forms of discrimination” and help deepen racial inequality across metropolitan areas.