Urban Institute

Urban Institute

Type NGO
Website urban.org
Year founded 1968
Headquarters United States of America United States of America
Budget USD >100M
Functions Research
Funding sources Corporations, Foundations or grants, Governments or multi-govt organizations, Individual citizens
Tags health environment migration education economics climate agriculture and food international development employment law social policy taxation and fiscal policy
Summary The Institute promotes sound social policy and public debate on national priorities in four ways: gathering and analyzing data; conducting policy research; evaluating programs and services; and educating Americans on critical issues and trends. It also works abroad, providing technical expertise on reinvigorating communities and nurturing civil society.

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Serving Youth Remotely: Strategies for Practitioners

Urban Institute · 30 March 2021 English

The COVID-19 pandemic has posed unprecedented challenges for young people and staff at youth-serving organizations that provide education and training, employment, and mental health services. Challenges are more pronounced for …


How Additional Cash Payments Would Reduce Poverty

Urban Institute · 30 March 2021 English

Four major policies in the American Rescue Plan (ARP) will reduce the number of people in poverty in 2021 from 44 million to 28 million – shrinking the overall poverty …


What to Know before You EEO: Registered Apprenticeship Sponsors' Equal Employment Opportunity …

Urban Institute · 30 March 2021 English

Registered Apprenticeship program sponsors must comply with US Department of Labor (DOL) regulations on Equal Employment Opportunity. The rules set expectations for sponsors related to apprentices’ recruitment and training. Although …


Overcoming the Nation's Daunting Housing Supply Shortage

Urban Institute · 30 March 2021 English

In this brief, the authors discuss the causes, scale and implications of the shortfall in housing supply. They argue that while it is a complex issue to address, doing so …


State Tax and Economic Review, 2020 Quarter 3: States Reported Revenue Growth …

Urban Institute · 29 March 2021 English

States reported robust revenue growth in the third quarter of 2020, a reversal of steep declines in the second quarter that mostly reflects shifting income tax filing deadlines. Over a …


Black Patients Are More Likely Than White Patients to Be in Hospitals …

Urban Institute · 25 March 2021 English

Identifying and reducing racial disparities in the quality of health care is a necessary (if insufficient) step toward reversing the effects of systemic racism on racial health inequities in America. …


Community Equity Endowments: A New Form of Community Benefit

Urban Institute · 25 March 2021 English

Stark disparities in wealth holding exist in the United States, created by long-standing public- and private-sector actions such as discrimination in hiring, redlining, Jim Crow laws, and race-restricted covenants that …


Assessing the Impact of Community-Level Initiatives: A Literature Review

Urban Institute · 24 March 2021 English

Addressing many of the most difficult social problems requires an approach that combines the efforts of multiple organizations, often operating in different sectors, coordinating across an entire community. Numerous programs …


Federal Reforms to Strengthen Housing Stability, Affordability, and Choice: Opportunity for All …

Urban Institute · 23 March 2021 English

Among the many pressing issues for the Biden administration to tackle are the challenges of instituting national housing policies that address housing stability and affordability and that ensure affordable housing …


Which Hospitals Could Be Financially Affected by a Public Option?

Urban Institute · 23 March 2021 English

Current health reform policy proposals include the introduction of a public option health insurance plan that would compete with private health insurance plans. In these proposals, public option plans would …


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