Rolf Pendall is director of the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center at the Urban Institute.
Aug 05 2015Blog Post To Reduce Inequality Among Neighborhoods, Make Inclusion the Central Goal Over the last month, the Urban Institute has highlighted the divides between conditions in the top and bottom neighborhoods of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas. The gap between incomes, education levels, homeownership, and home values in the most privileged and the most disadvantaged neighborhoods is high—and it has grown substantially higher in most cities. This […] John Irons, Rolf Pendall Jun 29 2015Blog Post Inequality Isn't Just About Money; It's Also About Where You Live KEY TAKEAWAYS SHARE THIS Adjusted for inflation, the average household income in the bottom tracts grew by about $500 in 2012 dollars, while the top tract grew by over $15,000. SHARE THIS In the bottom neighborhoods, home values gained almost $50,000, while homeownership fell from 45 percent to less than 41 percent. SHARE THIS As […] Rolf Pendall