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The Center for American Progress is an independent nonpartisan policy institute that is dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans, through bold, progressive ideas, as well as strong leadership and concerted action. Our aim is not just to change the conversation, but to change the country.

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CAP Announces Formation of the National Advisory Council on Eliminating the Black-White Wealth Gap

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For 400 years, structural racism embedded in federal, state, and local policies has produced and maintained a stark wealth gap between Black and white Americans.
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Why Many Cities’ Smart Growth Transportation Strategies Don’t Work

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The Center for American Progress released a new issue brief that looks at how many cities’ all-of-the-above strategies ultimately increase dependence on automobiles.
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Extreme Weather and Climate Change Threaten to Worsen the Affordable Housing Crisis

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Homelessness and the lack of affordable housing are already at crisis levels in the United States, but extreme weather events, fueled by climate change, threaten to compound these problems. A new Center for American Progress report
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New CAP Analysis Uncovers Persistent Discrimination Against African American Borrowers in the Housing Market

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New analysis from the Center for American Progress uncovers numerous signs of persistent residential segregation among African American home mortgage borrowers, a troubling finding as the Trump
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Phoenix Home to 31,000 Dreamers and TPS/DED Holders Eligible for the Dream and Promise...

As Congress prepares to debate H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act, a new Center for American Progress analysis provides estimates on the local impact of Dreamers and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients
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TPS Holders in Construction Industry Play an Outsized Role in States Where Natural Disaster...

In advance of the March 6 U.S. House Judiciary Committee hearing on “Protecting Dreamers and TPS Recipients”—and the fly-in in which more than 75 Dreamers, Temporary Protcteed
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CAP Report Underscores Key Benchmarks for Any Comprehensive, Progressive Infrastructure Deal

As congressional leaders and the White House consider bipartisan work on an infrastructure package in the new Congress, the Center for American Progress today released a report that outlines key benchmarks for any comprehensive, progressive infrastructure package.
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A Climate-Smart Infrastructure Plan Should Encourage Energy-Efficient Upgrades in Buildings, CAP Analysis Says

By setting ambitious energy efficiency standards in buildings, the United States can lower energy costs for consumers, encourage job growth, and reduce energy-related pollution
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Mayors of San Francisco, Philadelphia, Oakland, Gary, and Sacramento Discuss City Solutions to Homelessness...

Five mayors spoke at the Center for American Progress about their cities’ strategies for making housing affordable and combating homelessness. This conversation comes as the Trump
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LEAD Innovation Fund Would Spur New Technologies, Reduce Prohibitive Costs of Lead Testing

The Center for American Progress released a new reportoutlining a proposal—the Lead Exposure Activity Detection (LEAD) Innovation Fund—to reduce the prohibitive costs of testing for poisonous lead. Currently, nearly half of schools in the United States have not tested for the presence of lead
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Unprecedented Report Finds a Majority of Americans Live in Child Care Desert Neighborhoods

Today, the Center for American Progress released a new reportlooking at the state of America’s child care deserts in 2018. The report, unprecedented in its scope, finds that a majority, or 51 percent, of Americans live in neighborhoods classified as child care deserts. Other key findings from the report include
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5 Ways the New Congress Should Support Resilient Infrastructure Designed to Handle Severe Weather,...

When the new Congress considers upgrading the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, lawmakers must do so in ways that help states and localities plan for the effects of more extreme weather and other climate change threats, according to a new analysis from the Center for American Progress.
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New CAP Brief Uses Charlotte Light Rail Project to Highlight How Environmental Review Strengthens...

A new issue brief from the Center for American Progress uses the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) Blue Line project as a case study to demonstrate how environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act strengthens infrastructure projects and forestalls social, environmental, and even economic harms that might occur without such a review.
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LGBTQ Community Would Be Disproportionately Harmed by Benefit Cuts, New CAP Data Suggest

The Trump administration, Congress, and state governments have been engaged in ongoing attacks on crucial public programs that provide vital support to people in need. Key benefits such as nutrition and housing assistance, Medicaid, and unemployment benefits are threatened at the federal and state levels by funding cuts or harsh so-called work requirements that would put these benefits out of reach for those who need them most
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Senate Must Reject President Trump’s CFPB Nominee, Says CAP’s Marc Jarsulic

Tomorrow, the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs will vote on the nomination of Kathy Kraninger to serve as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Marc Jarsulic, senior vice president of Economic Policy at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement
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CAP Proposes Sweeping ‘Homes for All’ Plan to Provide a Rental Supply Where Working...

The availability of affordable rental units is critical for the development, retention, and expansion of a local workforce, as well as for economic competitiveness. Yet, 44 percent of the nearly 30 million renters in the United States—excluding high-income households—have unaffordable rents.
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ADVISORY: On Its 15th Anniversary, Center for American Progress to Convene the 2018 Ideas...

For the past 15 years, the Center for American Progress has served as a creative engine for introducing bold solutions that advance progressive values on nearly every possible front. In the past year alone, CAP has defended the Affordable Care Act; helped drive opposition to President Donald Trump’s tax and infrastructure plans; and discussed the impact of race across a wide range of issue areas.
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Trump Plan Would Leave Communities Voiceless Again, CAP Issue Brief Says

As President Donald Trump promotes his flawed infrastructure plan, a new issue brief from the Center for American Progress shows how it could turn the clock back to a time when the public had limited rights to challenge poorly designed highways, roads, or other projects that destroyed the fabric of local neighborhoods.
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EVENT ADVISORY: How ‘Work Requirement’ Proposals Would Take Health Insurance, Food, and Housing Away...

Taking away food, shelter, and health care from jobless workers won’t solve the labor market problems they face, yet that is exactly what President Donald Trump and some of his colleagues in the U.S. Congress are proposing to do. While they call their proposals “work requirements,” what these policies would do in practice is punish unemployed or underemployed workers for not being able to find a job with enough hours and penalize those who face barriers to work.
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Construction of Offshore Wind Farms Could Create More Than 75,000 New Jobs, Says Report...

The construction of new offshore wind farms in New Jersey and other coastal states could lead to more than 75,000 clean energy jobs, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress and the New Jersey Work Environment Council (WEC).

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FEMA Offers Free Rebuilding Tips at Local Home Improvement Stores

Disaster survivors affected by the severe storms and floods from Tropical Storm Imelda, can visit local home improvement stores in Houston, Pasadena and Webster for rebuilding tips from mitigation experts.

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Charleston South Carolina expected to outpace national real estate market averages...

The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) recently identified 10 markets expected to outperform over the next three to five years. In alphabetical order, the markets are