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Reckoning with the Pandemic City Budget Crunch

The Great Recession from 2007 to 2009 left hundreds of anemic city budgets in its wake – but that long, slow drop is nothing compared… Read More

Introducing the Policy Fellows 2020-21 cohort

We’re thrilled to announce our newest cohort of Policy Fellows for the Economic Mobility Policy Forum. This accomplished group will use their background and experience… Read More

Celebrating one year of the Economic Mobility Policy Forum

July 2020 marks one year since the Economic Mobility Policy Forum began! It’s been a crazy year – and the spring of 2020 felt… Read More

Making the Case for Free or Subsidized Transit for Government Employees

Public service often comes down to stretching finite resources to solve as many problems as possible – even more so as the COVID-19 pandemic threatens budget… Read More

Q&A: Measuring demographic disparities at the local level

As the novel coronavirus spreads across the United States, researchers are finding vast racial disparities in deaths from COVID-19. The economic fallout from the crisis… Read More

Working on economic mobility in cities? What new federal legislation means for you

A brief summary of the bills Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES” Act) – also referred to as the “stimulus bill”  $2… Read More

What local governments need to know about coronavirus: a Q&A with JHU’s Joshua Sharfstein

Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, Vice Dean for Public Health Practice and Community Engagement at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, answered questions for hundreds… Read More

COVID-19 and Policymakers in Local Governments: A Discussion with Dr. Joshua Sharfstein (March 23 webinar)

Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, Vice Dean for Public Health Practice and Community Engagement at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, spoke to local government… Read More

Centering choice in housing assistance programs

Dr. Stefanie DeLuca of Johns Hopkins University told members of the Economic Mobility Policy Forum this month that one of the most important aspects… Read More

Communities of practice: an effective tool for policy practitioners

At the Center for Applied Public Research, we talk a lot about how communities of practice can bridge the gap between research and practice. But… Read More