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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source National League of Cities
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance
The NLC identifies four critical aspects of contemporary home rule: home rule should provide local governments the power they need to solve the challenges they face; home rule should advance local fiscal authority; home rule should establish a high bar for states to displace local...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source National League of Cities
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources
In 2018, China implemented the "National Sword" waste policy, banning imports of certain recyclable commodities and setting limits on how much contamination can be present in recyclable materials. This report outlines the impact of National Sword on U.S. cities and provides recommendations...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source National League of Cities
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Community Development, Democracy & Governance
This report draws on the 2017 Menino Survey of Mayors to explore how mayors of medium-sized and large cities understand race, discrimination, and equity in their communities. It highlights three key findings: mayors believe that immigrants, transgender individuals, Black people, and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source National League of Cities
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Community Development
This guide provides contextual and tactical information for local leaders preparing to address racial tension in their municipality. In particular, it defines five common values (empathy, transparency, authenticity, collaboration, and consistency) that must always be embedded in responses...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source National League of Cities
Policy Areas Economic Justice
Universal Basic Income (UBI) is a cash payment granted to all members of a community on a regular basis, regardless of employment status or income level. This guide provides recommendations to cities looking to pilot UBI policies. In particular, it provides tips on how cities should...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source National League of Cities
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Community Development
This report is intended to aid local leaders as they attempt to repair relationships with Indigenous populations. In particular, it educates municipal officials on the history of harm and erasure committed against Indigenous Peoples and informs them of the challenges currently facing...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source National League of Cities
Policy Areas Housing
Eviction prevention involves laying the foundation for systems that will foster housing stability for communities in the long-term. This report shares recommendations to local governments looking to build a successful eviction prevention strategy that is responsive to community needs....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) Michigan, Pennsylvania, Virginia
Source National League of Cities
Policy Areas Housing
The Eviction Prevention Cohort is a partnership between NLC, Stanford Legal Design Lab, and five cities across the U.S. to study the long-term impacts of mass evictions - particularly on low-income and BIPOC households - and to design, implement, and institutionalize effective policies...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source National League of Cities
Policy Areas Housing
Although local efforts to address housing affordability are often obstructed by state preemption laws, local authority over land use and zoning provides an opportunity for cities, towns and villages to improve access to housing. This report takes a look at the interplay of state policies...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level City or Town, County, National, State
State(s) All States
Source National League of Cities
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Housing
As the impacts of climate change intensify, more Americans are being voluntarily or forcibly relocated from their homes. This report explains the climate migration issue for city leaders through background information and case studies from cities that are currently experiencing climate...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source National League of Cities
Policy Areas Housing
This report offers an introduction to the community land trust (CLT) model for housing. It also sheds light on the benefits CLTs bring to both residents and cities (including their role in closing the homeownership gap, improving access to affordable housing, and advancing racial...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year -
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source National League of Cities
Policy Areas Housing
There are six types of local housing markets: high opportunity cities, growing cities, rent-burdened cities, multi-family deficit cities, wealth pocket cities, and transit-desiring cities. This report defines the demographic and economic characteristics that define each local housing...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source National League of Cities
Policy Areas Public Safety
Evidence shows that young people achieve better life outcomes and are less likely to commit future crimes when kept out of juvenile court and detention facilities. This brief highlights case studies in which cities have diverted youth away from the juvenile justice system through...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source National League of Cities
Policy Areas Education
Postsecondary credentials have become increasingly necessary to obtain a family-supporting job. In order to increase postsecondary attainment levels, young people and adults will need a variety of services and supports to address college readiness, access, and financing. This report...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source National League of Cities
Policy Areas Data & Technology, Economic Justice
Large numbers of workers will be displaced by automation. To minimize the suffering associated with displacement, cities can equip workers with skill sets that will be in-demand in the future and enhance individuals' ability to work in jobs with low probabilities of being automated....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source National League of Cities
Policy Areas Health, Housing
Veterans tend to be older and more likely to have a disability than non-veterans. Thus, they are susceptible to preventable slips, falls, and other injuries related to mobility, which are costly and consume limited time and resources from first responders. To protect the safety and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, National
State(s) All States
Source National League of Cities
Policy Areas Housing
Across the United States, subsidized and affordably priced homes for rental and homeownership are disappearing. This report analyzes the factors that caused the nation's housing crisis, provides case studies of cities spearheading innovative housing policies, and outlines recommendations...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source National League of Cities
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice
Although there is no statistical relationship between state preemption and new business creation, states continued to justify preempting popular policies like minimum wage increases, fair scheduling practices, and municipal broadband access in the name of business development. This...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source National League of Cities
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement
Across the nation, youth employment programs introduce thousands of teens to the working world each year. Cities can improve financial outcomes for future generations of workers by directly incorporating financial capability programs into existing municipal youth employment efforts....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town, County, National, State
State(s) All States
Source National League of Cities
Policy Areas Health
Local leaders can have a profound impact on how the opioid epidemic is addressed and managed in their community. This brief outlines steps cities can take to address the opioid epidemic; including promoting evidence-based prevention programs, advocating for expanded prevention, treatment,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source National League of Cities
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement
BIPOC business owners often struggle with gaining access to procurement markets. This is because they are poorly represented in highly procured industries and are less utilized because of systemic barriers, including lack of access to government networks and outright discrimination....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source National League of Cities
Policy Areas Health, Housing
This communications guide provides customizable messaging for healthy housing policies based on city's priority issues, decision-making structure and specific policy goals. It is for anyone working to build support for healthy housing within city government, among key stakeholders...

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