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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level State
State(s) Hawaii
Source Hawai'i Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Democracy & Governance
Hawaii has not only the highest cost of living in the country, but also the ninth highest rate of poverty, the second highest rate of homelessness, and the fourth heaviest tax burden on the poor. However, two major federal antipoverty programs, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level National
State(s) All States
Source Economic Policy Institute
Policy Areas Community Development, Economic Justice
Essential care workers would benefit from the Raise the Wage Act, and the $15 per hour minimum wage it would establish. This report illustrates the impact of this legislation on various demographics, locations, and industries....

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 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) All States, Illinois
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Community Development, Economic Justice
This brief outlines the Equity Express program, a financial education workshop program that teaches the basics of personal financial management with a special emphasis on expense reduction in energy, transportation, telecommunications, and food....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level National
State(s) All States
Source Economic Policy Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice
As federal and state governments move toward marijuana legalization, labor conditions within the industry need to be evaluated. Currently, many of the employers in the marijuana industry take a "low road" approach to their workforce, with low wages, poor to no benefits, and frequent...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) Alabama, All States
Source Sound Diplomacy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Community Development
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the art and music industry in Huntsville have been particularly hard hit. Loss of gigs, gallery showings, venue closures and recording studio shutdowns have resulted in significant financial strain on Huntsville artists. This document offers both local...

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
Connecting public transit to employment hubs is an important tool for improving transportation efficiency and local economic development. This report recommends Chicago invest in transit-oriented development (TOD) and cargo-oriented development COD). It also outlines how affordable...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) All States
Source PlaceMakers
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Health
This collaborative document outlines various pandemic responses to support public health and economic recovery today. In addition to this, the document outlines the categories, methods, key points, and examples for each pandemic response....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source American Sustainable Business Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Finance & Procurement
This report outlines the unique barriers facing women and minority-owned businesses. It also outlines policy solutions for closing the funding gap for women and minority-owned businesses....

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
New developers should create their own financial models. Only by doing so will they truly understand the variables and how each affects financial performance. This paper attempts to walk new developers through a financial model that includes development budget, annual return, and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level County
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Economic Justice
The Cuyahoga EITC Coalition is a coalition of organizations that offers free tax preparation services to low- and middle-income families in Cuyahoga County. They helped over 8,000 families with their tax returns last year, resulting in more than $11 million in tax refunds. The coalition...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level State
State(s) Maryland
Source Center for the Study of Child Care Employment
Policy Areas Children & Families, Economic Justice, Education
Early childhood education preparation varies widely across the higher education industry. Multiple programs with differing curriculums suggest similar outcomes but produce highly variable levels of preparedness. This report focuses on the education landscape of early-childhood-education...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level National
State(s) All States
Source Center for the Study of Child Care Employment
Policy Areas Children & Families, Economic Justice, Education
Throughout the nation, early childhood educators are struggling to meet ends meet. With the passing of the American Rescue Plan Act, unprecedented funding opportunities exist to meet the wage gap of underfunded and underpaid educators. This report contains policy suggestions that...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year -
Level State
State(s) All States
Source Economic Policy Institute, New America
Policy Areas Community Development, Economic Justice
Home health care workers are being underpaid for their work caring for vulnerable persons across the United States. This report calculates the gap between current pay levels land just-wage-for-work-performed for home health care workers in every American state, and introduces state-specific...

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
Nationwide, households are increasingly reliant on women’s earnings—in 2015, nearly two out of three mothers in the U.S. were their family’s sole, primary, or co-breadwinners, contributing at least 25% of household income. The increasing relevance of women to the long-term financial...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Institute for Policy Studies
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Housing
Seattle 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, Seattle’s skyline and population demographics will be fundamentally altered by decisions being made today. This boom...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level State
State(s) Colorado
Source EARN
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Education
Colorado has struggled with public sector employee turnover, reducing the quality of government services, and costing taxpayers more than $10,000 per exiting worker. Colorado's labor- management partnerships have improved not worker retention, largely because compensation issues are...

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 -
Year 2021
Level -
State(s) All States
Source The Project For Lean Urbanism
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Democracy & Governance, Community Development, Housing
Regulatory barriers make housing less affordable to millions of households in the US and abroad. If regulatory barriers were reduced, small developers could provide housing at more affordable prices. This article assesses the current state of knowledge about the effects of federal,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2023
Level State
State(s) All States
Source National Partnership for Women and Families
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Health
his brief advocates for a national paid family and medical leave solution, emphasizing inclusivity, comprehensiveness, meaningful provisions, sustainability, and worker protection for the expansion of paid leave programs by highlighting the success of state-level paid family and medical...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level National
State(s) All States
Source Economic Policy Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This report examines the impact of misguided globalization policies, (including monetary policy, unfair trade agreements, failed agreements, and investment deals) and shows that the consequences of these policies have disproportionately affected workers of color....

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 2021
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source The Project For Lean Urbanism
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Democracy & Governance
Regulation and government programs are supposed to protect the consumers, but too often, they favor big, incumbent businesses at the expense of small consumers and small businesses. A permit fee that is the same for one house or a hundred will fall a hundred times harder on the builder...

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...

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