Is the American Dream fading? Income inequality, inadequate savings and difficulty climbing the ladder to success are hurting many middle-income families—especially minority households.
The next President should support measures focused on:
- increasing the number of students who complete postsecondary education in our nation’s community colleges, four-year colleges and universities, or specialized training programs geared to specific occupations
- increasing the quantity and quality of academic and social support services available to low-income students who are struggling in college or postsecondary training programs
- reforming the nation’s largest affordable housing production programs, Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) and the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program, so that they foster economically integrated communities
- encouraging mainstream financial services to locate in low-income neighborhoods
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