A relatively small subset of Albuquerque's homeless population rejects the city's shelter system for a variety of reasons, choosing instead to live communally in tents. They are about to be evicted from their fourth location in a month.
High-end real estate transactions between the very wealthy, shrouded in legal secrecy and tangled in webs of shell companies, appear to be fueling criminality amid a housing affordability crisis for everyone who isn't rich.
Wealth is the primary driver of economic segregation, but new research helps to understand the key role that educational levels and the type of job opportunities available in a given metro area also play in determining how neighborhoods form and fill out.
Surging homelessness and collapsing temperatures have exhausted Washington, D.C.'s capacity to shelter those in need on cold nights, something city law requires. A short-term fix is underway, but advocates remain optimistic that Mayor Muriel Bowser will still focus on long-term solutions.