Wealth is more than just assets. It’s opportunity. It’s secure housing. It’s access to food, transportation, and jobs. And it’s impacted by race, gender, geography, and more. Here, we look at why the wealth gap is widening and what we can do to reverse that reality.
Professor Thomas Shapiro on how retirement savings can bridge the wealth gap.
Incarceration squashes wealth and opportunity across generations. Brian Hill has some ideas about how to change that.
How the Mission Asset Fund has used the global tradition of lending circles to build people’s credit and find secure footing in the mainstream economy.
We can better help the formerly incarcerated enter the workforce—and succeed. Here’s how.
The cost-burden of education continues to widen the wealth gap. Angela Ceresnie and Climb Credit want to change that.
"Being poor is not a crime." Nonprofit bought $3.2M of private probation debt for pennies on the dollar, then they forgave all of it. 20,000 people across Mississippi and Florida no longer have this threat of carceral debt hanging over their heads.https://t.co/Jr4UszeCPB— Lee Sanderlin (@LeeOSanderlin) October 29, 2021
Why hasn’t wealth inequality improved over the past 50 years? And why, in particular, has the racial wealth gap not closed? https://t.co/PiFvEKcSgQ— Urban Institute (@urbaninstitute) September 2, 2020
Only 42% of Black Americans own homes, compared with 72% of white Americans. Despite some gains, there has been a 20% to 30% gap in Black-white home ownership rates for the past 100 years, according to the National Community Reinvestment Coalition. https://t.co/bR9zmYmbPY— NCRC (@NCRC) August 31, 2021