Publications Our Research on the Greater DC region. Signature IssuesAdvancing racial equityBuilding strong, inclusive neighborhoodsCreating healthy and safe communitiesMeeting basic needsStrengthening public education and the labor force 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 Brief What Would Help DC Residents Have Greater Financial Security? June 13, 2019 Washington, DC, is a city of contrasts with respect to residents’ financial security. While some residents are among the country’s most financially secure, others find it hard to make ends meet. Research Report Equitable Development and Urban Park Space March 7, 2019 Results and insights from the first two years of implementation of the equitable development plan of DC’s 11th Street Bridge Park Project. Research Report A Pilot Study of Landlord Acceptance of Housing Choice Vouchers August 20, 2018 FULL REPORT A Pilot Study of Landlord Acceptance of Housing Choice Vouchers Research Report The Color of Wealth in the Nation’s Capital November 1, 2016 The Great Recession and housing crisis erased approximately half of Black and Latino households’ wealth, while Asians suffered the largest absolute loss in wealth. Research Report Toward a Community Vision for Equitable Economic Development April 19, 2016 Washington, DC, has prospered in the last decade and a half, but for residents living in neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River, the story has been different. 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. Research Report Effects of a Higher Minimum Wage in the District of Columbia August 12, 2014 Over the next two years, the minimum wage in DC will increase in stages, ultimately reaching $11.50 in July 2016, and thereafter DCs minimum wage will increase with inflation. Research Report Understanding the Implications of Raising the Minimum Wage in the District of Columbia August 12, 2014 The minimum wage establishes a lower bound on what employers must pay their workers. Research Report State of Latinos in the District of Columbia August 2, 2010 The Latino population has been steadily increasing in the District of Columbia, and the city's Latino population has many unique and important qualities that distinguish it from other racial and ethnic groups.