Publications Our Research on the Greater DC region. Signature IssuesAdvancing racial equityBuilding strong, inclusive neighborhoodsCreating healthy and safe communitiesMeeting basic needs TopicsAdolescents and YouthAffordable housingAgingChildrenCrime and JusticeEconomic Growth and ProductivityEducation and TrainingFamiliesGender and SexualityHealth and Health PolicyHousing and Housing FinanceImmigrants and ImmigrationIncome and WealthJob Market and Labor ForceNeighborhoods and community-buildingNeighborhoods, Cities, and MetrosNonprofits and PhilanthropyPay for SuccessPoverty, Vulnerability, and the Safety NetRace and EthnicityTaxes and Budget Presentation Tracking the Credit Health of Washington, DC Residents February 17, 2021 Financial health reflects residents’ ability to manage their daily finances, be resilient to economic shocks, and pursue opportunities for upward mobility. Research Report Criminal Background Checks and Access to Jobs June 27, 2017 Despite significant efforts by reform-minded government and nonprofits, roughly one in seven DC residents have criminal records that may preclude them from finding jobs. Brief Promoting Social and Economic Mobility in Washington, DC April 13, 2015 As Mayor Bowser settles into her office, she leads a city that is growing more prosperous. Yet too many DC residents are not sharing in that prosperity.