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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Urban Habitat
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Housing, Public Safety, Health, Transportation & Mobility
The physical landscapes of places and the sociocultural context in which people live and build communities have direct and indirect effects on mental wellness. This report looks at how factors related to the built environment, such as exclusionary land use practices, green spaces,...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) Georgia
Source The Westside Future Fund
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Housing, Public Safety
Overview of a tax fund program in Atlanta to prevent homeowner displacement due to the inability to pay a rise in property taxes due to revitalization efforts....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Partnership for Working Families
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Community Development, Transportation & Mobility
As the Puget Sound region invests billions in a new light rail system, large scale gentrification will occur along the Southeast Seattle light rail corridor without immediate policy action. Transit-oriented development (TOD) planning must implement a racial justice framework in order...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement, Democracy & Governance, Housing, Public Safety
In March 2015, the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE) released Airbnb, Rising Rent, and the Housing Crisis in Los Angeles. That report, based on data gathered in October 2014, found that Airbnb listings were dominated by commercial operations and were exacerbating the...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Urban Habitat
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety, Democracy & Governance
In this report, we introduce real-world examples of alternative solutions and responses to the housing crisis—rooted in permanent affordability and democratic community control—that people are actively working on in the Bay Area and beyond. It is time to move past the current for-profit...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) Oregon
Source Institute for Policy Studies
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Community Development, Housing
Black people in Portland have been the most impacted by gentrification and displacement since 2000. The serial forced displacement of low income and communities of color in the name of New Urbanism - urban renewal of historically divested urban cores - is a public health crisis and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source SPARCC
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Community Development, Housing, Children & Families
The main talking points include why this is the prime time for a conversation around displacement, how we should be talking about displacement, and- perhaps most importantly- how we shouldn’t be talking about displacement and gentrification. The report urges the building of public...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety
Sharing our homes has been commonplace for as long as there have been spare rooms and comfortable couches. Whether through word of mouth, ads in newspapers or flyers on community bulletin boards, renters and homeowners alike have always managed to rent out or share rooms in their...

Type Ordinance
Year 2001
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source The Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Housing, Public Safety, Children & Families
The purpose of the Community Benefits Program for the North Hollywood Redevelopment Mixed-Use Project is to extend the benefits of a new Development (in this case, a child care programs and facility) to the community. This child care center shall offer affordable, accessible and quality...

Type Ordinance
Year 2004
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Gatehouse Hollywood Development, L.P.
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Health, Housing, Public Safety
This Community Benefit Agreement, between the City of Los Angeles and the Hollywood and Vine Mixed-Use Development Project, aims to maximize the benefits of the Development to the community. Specifically, it requires the developer to pay a living wage, hire locally, engage in healthcare...

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