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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Nonprofit Trends and Impacts 2021: National Findings on Diversity and Representation, Donation …

Urban Institute · 6 October 2021 English

Nonprofit organizations in the United States play a vital role delivering services, strengthening communities, and facilitating civic engagement. In our nationally representative survey of nonprofit organizations fielded January through April …

The Impact of the Expanded Child Tax Credit in Oklahoma

Urban Institute · 6 October 2021 English

In 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act temporarily expanded the federal child tax credit (CTC) for one year, including some families formerly ineligible for the credit. This could lift 59,000 …

Mutual Accountability Is the Key to Equity-Oriented Systems Change: How Initiatives Can …

Urban Institute · 5 October 2021 English

In the face of increased national attention to long-existent and worsening racialized gaps in health, wealth, and well-being, some philanthropic organizations are reexamining what and how they fund to create …

Preparing for Retirement Reforms: Potential Consequences for Saving, Work, and Retirement Plans

Urban Institute · 4 October 2021 English

This study uses the Urban Institute’s Dynamic Simulation of Income Model to project the share of Social Security beneficiaries whose retirement incomes fall below 75 percent of preretirement income, a …

Design of Public Option and Capped Provider Price Reforms

Urban Institute · 30 September 2021 English

A public option and a strategy of capping payments made to health care providers by commercial insurers are two health reform approaches that are related; both seek to provide insurance …

A Privacy-Preserving Validation Server Prototype

Urban Institute · 30 September 2021 English

This technical white paper provides an overview of the privacy-preserving validation server prototype from project, researcher, and technical perspectives. In the first section, we discuss the purpose of the project, …

Initial Parent Perspectives on the Child Tax Credit Advance Payments

Urban Institute · 29 September 2021 English

The expansion to the child tax credit (CTC) enacted through the American Rescue Plan Act could significantly change the landscape of child poverty. As policymakers and other stakeholders debate the …

Detroit Market: Keys Unlock Dreams Initiative

Urban Institute · 28 September 2021 English

This chartbook provides a comprehensive overview of racial disparities in homeownership in the Detroit MSA by analyzing household socioeconomic characteristics, mortgage and credit, home prices, and housing supply in Detroit …

How Newark, New Jersey, Provides a Template for Targeting the Homeowner Assistance …

Urban Institute · 28 September 2021 English

Only 24 percent of households living in Newark, New Jersey, own their home. While efforts to boost homeownership within the city are critical, ensuring that current owners do not lose …

A Shortcoming in the Method for Allocating Federal Support for Multifamily Housing

Urban Institute · 28 September 2021 English

Federal policymakers’ ability to effectively increase access to affordable rental housing is handicapped by the long-standing practice of assessing affordability based on housing costs relative to the area median income …

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