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 housingAgingChildrenCommunity Engaged MethodsCrime 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 Direct Cash Transfer as a Vehicle for Speed, Inclusivity, and Equity August 24, 2021 During the COVID-19 pandemic, philanthropic entities across the US embraced giving directly—transferring cash to people—as an effective and efficient means of providing relief to those hit hard by the sudden economic and health emergency. Testimony Baby Bonds Provide an Opportunity to Close the Large Racial Wealth Gap May 25, 2021 Steven Brown, a senior research associate and associate director of the Racial Equity Analytics Lab, and Signe-Mary, vice president of the Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population provided testimony before the Council of the District of Col 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 Year 1 Evaluation of the PRO Neighborhoods Purple Line Collaborative December 22, 2020 In 2019, the Purple Line Equitable Transit-Oriented Development Collaborative received a JPMorgan Chase PRO Neighborhoods award. 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 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 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 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. Research Report Every Kid Counts in the District of Columbia: 14th Annual Fact Book 2007 February 7, 2008 The 14th annual Fact Book is a comprehensive data source for indicators of child well-being in the District of Columbia. Over 50 data indicators are tracked over time.