To stave off a nationwide housing crisis during the coronavirus pandemic, officials implemented new housing policies, including a nationwide ban on evictions. In cities across the nation, Retro Report and Frontline PBS captured this unprecedented period.
A special thank you to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and Economic Hardship Reporting Project for supporting this project.
A New Housing Program to Fight Poverty has an Unexpected History
Some cities are trying to help poor children succeed by having their families move to middle-income, so-called “opportunity areas” – an idea that was once politically impossible.housing
Future of Home
Guatemalan homesteaders and a Michigan contractor are riding a wave that could change how our lives are wired.science-technology
How the U.S. Has Treated Wartime Refugees
What obligation does the United States have toward people who are uprooted by war?law-policyimmigration
Welfare and the Politics of Poverty
Bill Clinton’s 1996 welfare reform was supposed to move needy families off government handouts and onto a path out of poverty. Twenty years later, how has it turned out?civil-rightslaw-policy