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Type Policy Brief or Report, Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County, Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) All States
Source The Aspen Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice
The Aspen Institute's Economic Opportunities Program developed this Job Quality Tools Library to provide actionable tools – including checklists, instructions, and guidelines – to help leaders adopt practices to strengthen job quality in their own organizations, in the businesses...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, County
State(s) Arizona, California, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Texas, Washington
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Transportation & Mobility, Community Development
This study examines equity and smart mobility in ten U.S. counties and their central cities to understand the extent that smart mobility services and assets are equitably available, and impact accessibility, employability, livability, and mobility. For this study, “equitable smart...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level City or Town, County, Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) Illinois
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Community Development, Economic Justice
The movement of jobs away from historic transportation hubs has made highways the best, in some cases the only, way for employees to get to work. Over the last decade, the number of jobs within a 10-minute walk of rail stations dropped. Between 2002 and 2008, the seven-county region...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town, Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) All States, Illinois
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Food, Economic Justice
Potential energy savings practices in food facility services, restaurants, food manufacturing and incubation industries. Provides sustainable recommendations for building envelopes and metering, HVAC systems, appliances, cold storage, water, lighting, and other sustainability issues....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) All States
Source Institute for Policy Studies
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
The deep and persistent racial wealth divide will not close without bold, structural reform. In this report, the authors offer 10 bold solutions broken into three categories: Programs, Power and Process. These solutions are designed to strike at the structural underpinnings holding...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town, County, State, National
State(s) All States
Source Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This report aims to inform a national discussion about the women’s wealth gap, and to catalyze movement towards policy and practical solutions that build wealth for low-income women and women of color. The report begins with an overview of what wealth is and why it matters; it summarizes...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level -
State(s) Illinois
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development
Urban flooding is caused by climate change, aging infrastructure, and diminishing permeable space in cities. This examination of data for the city of Chicago was undertaken to determine the prevalence, cost, and impact of flooding on communities of color in Chicago. In total, the...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source In the Public Interest
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement
This report outlines the ways in which the privatization of public goods and services has harmed working-class communities and communities of color. Analysis from In The Public Interest identifies five ways mechanisms of privatization that disproportionately hurt poor individuals...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town, County, Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) California
Source The Greenlining Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health
For undocumented immigrants, the explicit denial of coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has kept many without access to preventive services and basic health care. Although ACA enrollment in California has far outpaced any other state, over one million undocumented immigrants...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source Closing the Women's Wealth Gap
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Measuring the wealth gap for people who identify as women is critical to the development of policy, programs, and services to build their economic security. Yet wealth is more complex than it seems, making it hard to measure. Researchers can use available data to calculate medians...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level -
State(s) California
Source The Greenlining Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources
Climate change grant programs can provide multiple benefits, including improved air quality, lower electricity costs, improved health outcomes, and green job opportunities. However, these benefits often fail to reach low-income communities of color—even though these communities tend...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2008
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Community Development, Economic Justice
The current financial crisis and economic recession have dramatically pointed out the economic fragility of large segments of the United States population and their vulnerability to financial products that are misrepresented or poorly explained. It also shows how many families, with...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Meeting Of The Minds
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Community Development, Economic Justice
America’s traditional economic development policy has raised important questions about equity, especially for new entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs and small businesses bring economic stability into communities. To encourage economic development brought, it is imperative that the impact...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level State
State(s) Maryland
Source Center For Sustainable Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Democracy & Governance
In 2009, with the economic crisis still ravaging the nation, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley put in place a bold new economic indicator, the Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI), to begin to assess more precisely what has gone right — and wrong — in his state’s economy. The GPI provides...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) All States
Source Institute for Policy Studies
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
In their 2016 report, The Ever-Growing Gap: Without Change, African American and Latino Families Won’t Match White Wealth for Centuries, the Institute for Policy Studies showed that if current trends continue, it will take 228 years for the average Black family to reach the level...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) All States
Source The Project For Lean Urbanism
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Community Development
Financing Lean Development requires non-institutional sources of capital. This paper focuses on project equity, specifically from those sources. Lean Development is coming of age, but it has significant hurdles to realizing its potential, and financing is among the more difficult...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) Louisiana
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Economic Justice
Alongside the celebrated entertainment venues and storied restaurants, New Orleans is a center of international trade and industry, as it has been for 300 years – but now with much more and better infrastructure. Today this network of river ports, railroads, pipelines and interstates...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) Massachusetts
Source Institute for Policy Studies
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Housing
Boston is experiencing a luxury real estate boom, with thousands of new luxury residential and rental units in different stages of development. A decade from now, Boston’s skyline and population demographics will be fundamentally altered by decisions being made today. This boom does...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County, State, National
State(s) All States
Source Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Both gender and racial wealth gaps caused by policies and practices leave women of color without financial reserves to weather a job loss or economic crisis. CWWG’s critical report reviews the recent federal coronavirus relief packages and assesses the benefits, shortcomings, and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County, Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) -
Source The Aspen Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we approach job quality, and created a new context for how employers and workers dramatically conceptualize and pursue quality employment. COVID-19 mean that strengthening job quality is more important than ever—both in the short-term to support...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, County, State, National
State(s) All States
Source Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Asset Funders Network’s latest report, reveals the current economic reality for millennial women and the primary drivers contributing to their wealth inequities. This is the second in a series of publications that builds off AFN’s 2015 publication, Women & Wealth, exploring how the...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2008
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States, Indiana
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Community Development, Economic Justice
Analysis of transportation expenditures with recommendations to move Fort Wayne toward a more sustainable and equitable transportation system....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County, Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) All States
Source The Project For Lean Urbanism
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Community Development, Housing
Strong economic, demographic and household trends reveal a tremendous pent-up demand to use homes for employment, pressuring the marketplace to accommodate all types of live-work units. Yet for the past half-century, live-work units have essentially been made illegal or discouraged...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town, County, State, National
State(s) All States
Source Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This publication is the first in a series of briefs that build on Asset Funders Network’s 2015 publication, Women & Wealth, to explore how the gender wealth gap impacts women, particularly low-income women and women of color, throughout their life cycle, and provides responsive strategies...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level -
State(s) California
Source The Greenlining Institute
Policy Areas -
Supplier diversity helps direct corporate procurement to businesses owned by historically marginalized communities. The California legislature created a supplier diversity program at the California Public Utilities Commission that requires regulated utilities (such as energy and...

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