B|Experts: Child Tax Credits; Baby Bonds; Racial Wealth Divides, etc.
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The latest … “Zoning In: How Inclusionary Zoning Increases Affordable Housing for Communities of Color to Build Wealth.” Through the development of a 24-page report of research and analysis, including the origin of the racial wealth gap in the US and current policy landscape of zoning as well as housing practices.
The latest … “Work requirements for the child tax credit are draconian and counterproductive.” As we look to extend the child tax credit expansions in the American Rescue Plan, we need to make sure that dangerous provisions, such as work requirements, are not added and that the credit is fully refundable so that our lowest-income families can access the support.
The latest … “Frequently Asked Questions About Baby Bonds.” This document provides answers to the questions Prosperity Now receives most often about Baby Bonds, an innovative policy to address the racial wealth divide.
The latest … “Mortgage Reserve Accounts - The Home Reserve.” This white paper uncovers the impact of a savings-matched mortgage reserve account to support low-income homeowners in Detroit and Washington D.C with their efforts to save for emergency mortgage payments and maintain secure housing. This report shares the impact of Covid-19 on implementing the program, the financial standing of homeowners, and the opportunity to create further safeguards for unstable homeowners.
The latest … “Racial Wealth Divide in Seattle.” This profile provides data and historical context for Seattle's racial wealth divide. Specifically, it examines the distribution of wealth along racial lines across four key outcomes: households finances, employment and business ownership, housing and homeownership, and educational attainment.
The latest … “Innovation Propels the Movement.” This report shows that the field reached a new milestone with over 1.2 million children and youth with CSAs across the US. This report also covers other trends among CSA programs and spotlights innovations in the field, such as pairing CSAs with cash assistance and the development of the first Baby Bonds programs in the country.