January 19, 2018
The number of children packed into overcrowded homes remains high and comes at a tremendous social cost.
January 10, 2018
Thanks to a generation of underfunding, many big-city school districts now face deteriorating buildings and billions of dollars in maintenance needs.
January 9, 2018
Housing experts predict that the tax overhaul will spur home values and property tax revenues to drop, forcing cities to find new ways to raise money -- or to cut spending.
January 4, 2018
As rents and demand for renting increase, millions of Americans are being evicted -- sometimes with only a few days' notice.
December 14, 2017
The recount on Thursday confirmed Keisha Lance Bottoms' lead, likely keeping the city's decades-long tradition of black mayors alive. But shifting demographics will change how people lead it.
November 21, 2017
The city is eliminating short-term jail sentences for low-level misdemeanors. Other cities will undoubtedly be watching the impact.
November 15, 2017
After four years in office, the New York mayor has a mixed reputation among liberals. But he seemingly has a chance to change that.
October 9, 2017
What started as a fringe movement has gained steam in recent years.
October 2, 2017
Nevada's recent politics suggest just how difficult it can be for states to enact gun control measures -- even when a majority of citizens favor them.
September 28, 2017
The Trump administration's latest reversal of Obama policing strategies instead puts an emphasis on tough-on-crime policies. But the shift will undermine efforts to rebuild relations between communities and police, say many law enforcement officials and experts.
September 8, 2017
When Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, it hit one of the country's biggest gateways for refugees -- a population that has already had to rebuild their lives and will now struggle to do it again.
September 1, 2017
A coastal North Carolina city ranks first in the nation in opioid abuse. Now it wants to become an innovation hub for battling the crisis.
August 29, 2017
Houston is the nation's fourth largest city. While all urban areas present unique evacuation challenges, some are bigger than others.
August 29, 2017
New York City is taking an innovative approach that relies on street-level "violence interrupters" to curb crimes involving weapons. Chicago's been doing it for years.