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A brick-fronted apartment building. The lack of affordable housing is getting worse, and it’s not just that housing costs are too high, but that incomes are too low, says a Tufts urban planning professor
June 2, 2020 Large Image
It is not just that housing costs are too high, but that incomes are too low, says a Tufts urban planning professor

America is facing an affordable housing crunch—and it was getting worse even before the pandemic struck and eviscerated jobs and incomes.

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“A crisis of this magnitude demands an unprecedented civic response, and Tisch College is proud to provide a platform for volunteers to be safely connected to opportunities in our communities,” said Alan Solomont, dean of Tisch College. Photo: Ingimage
May 28, 2020 Large Image
An online platform from Tisch College connects the Tufts community to virtual and local volunteering opportunities

For the average person, it’s easy to feel powerless against a global pandemic like COVID-19. At least, that’s how Jeffery Zou, A22, felt.

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A Zoom screen showing thirteen people chatting. Tisch College launches webinar for students on navigating the pandemic, an eight-part weekly series for Tufts undergrads and grad students begins June 10
May 26, 2020 Large Image
Eight-part weekly series for Tufts undergrads and grad students begins June 10

Tisch College of Civic Life is launching an eight-part weekly webinar series this summer aimed at supporting students, including the Class of 2020...

An empty shopping mall in Miami during the pandemic shutdown. The huge uncertainty caused by the pandemic is a critical factor in economic resilience, says Tufts professor Yannis Ioannides
May 26, 2020 Large Image
The huge uncertainty caused by the pandemic is a critical factor in economic resilience, says a Tufts professor

When much of the country shut down in March to help stem the spread of COVID-19, the economy took a hit. Businesses were shuttered, and...

Tufts University sign beside a flowering tree. Tufts emergency response grants are offered to community nonprofits in Medford, Somerville, Boston, and Grafton.
May 22, 2020 Large Image
The $1,000 grants are available for organizations in university host communities of Medford, Somerville, Boston, and Grafton

Tufts University is offering emergency grants to nonprofits in its host communities to help them implement services associated with the COVID-19...

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