Solana Rice

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Solana Rice is director of State & Local Policy at Prosperity Now.
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Financial System

Despite Progress, States Have Work to do to Ensure Access to Affordable Rental Housing and Homeownership

If expanding access to homeownership can reverse the trends of growing racial wealth inequality, why are we seeing so many states roll back the supports that make homeownership possible?

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Financial System

After a Far Fall, Is Louisiana Becoming a Better Place for its Lower Income Families?

When the 2017 Prosperity Now Scorecard was published last month, it was no surprise that Louisiana ranked second-to-last among all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as it typically falls somewhere near the bottom. In many ways, the Scorecard confirmed what we already knew: that most Louisiana families, especially low-income families and families of color, are not faring well financially. What was surprising, however, was how far Louisiana had fallen.