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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Transit Center
Policy Areas Public Safety, Transportation & Mobility
Many transit agencies apply an overly punitive approach to minor transgressions. For example, this report argues that current methods of fare enforcement are too harsh. Fare evasion should be decriminalized, and the penalties should be made proportional to the severity of offense....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Williams Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Extensive research has shown that LGBTQ people in the United States experience poverty at higher rates compared to cisgender heterosexual people. Among LGBTQ adults, transgender people and cisgender bisexual women experience the highest rates of economic insecurity. Through interviews...

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 Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County, School District, National
State(s) Pennsylvania
Source Education Law Center
Policy Areas Housing, Education
This fact sheet offers tips for homeless students struggling to navigate school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, it informs students of their rights and outlines resources they can utilize to obtain free meals, internet access, or guidance....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level State, National
State(s) All States
Source National Center for Transgender Equality
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety, Health, Education
Transgender people overall experience high levels of discrimination in every area of life, as well as high levels of poverty, unemployment, homelessness, negative interactions with police, incarceration, and violent victimization. As a result, many transgender people participate in...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source National Alliance To End Homelessness
Policy Areas Housing, Public Safety, Civil Rights, Economic Justice
This report outlines some of the causes of chronic homelessness and recommends permanent supportive housing, which pairs subsidies with case management and supportive services. It also highlights some of the benefits of permanent supportive housing programs including long-term housing...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level National
State(s) All States
Source People's Action
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Democracy & Governance, Community Development, Housing
A Homes Guarantee outlines that everyone living in the United States should have safe, accessible, sustainable, and permanently affordable housing. This proposal outlines steps the federal government needs to take to eradicate housing insecurity and homelessness in America; these...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) All States
Source National Center for Transgender Equality
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Housing, Public Safety, Health, Education
This report investigates the discrimination transgender individuals face in education, employment, housing, public accommodations, health care, prisons, in the family, and when updating ID documents. By surveying 6,450 transgender and gender non-conforming study participants, the...

Type Roadmap
Year 2022
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ProGov21
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Health, Housing
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the existing American housing crisis. Now, more than ever, it is critical that local governments address the intersection of housing and health and fight forced displacement from housing to protect the economic, social, and physical wellbeing...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) All States, California, Oregon
Source Transit Center
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Public Safety, Transportation & Mobility
Incidents of harassment, crime, and violence on or near mass transit compromise riders’ safety, degrade their experience, and reduce utilization. Historically, transit agencies have sought to use a police presence to create a sense of safety and security. While police help reduce...

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 2020
Level City or Town, County, National
State(s) All States
Source Williams Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing
Compared to non-LGBT people, LGBT people appear to be more likely to face housing unaffordability, experience homelessness, and be renters (rather than homeowners). LGBT people face an array of stigma and discrimination across their life course that undermines their ability to have...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2021
Level State
State(s) California
Source Housing California
Policy Areas Community Development, Economic Justice, Housing
Decades of inequality have limited access to affordable housing in the state of California, limiting economic equity and harming communities. This report proposes a roadmap for California to address the four main problems with housing: (1) create 1.2 million new affordable homes;...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2010
Level County
State(s) Washington
Source King County Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
The ordinance, in order to achieve the 'fair and just principle' embedded within the countywide strategic plan, requires that equity and justice be applied to every county action. The ordinance establishes an inter-branch team to facilitate accountability of and coordination by all...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County, State, School District, School Board
State(s) California
Source Learning Policy Institute
Policy Areas Education, Children & Families
A contribution to a host of previous efforts to better understand the opportunities and academic outcomes of students experiencing homelessness. The report describes the population of students experiencing homelessness in California in 2018–19 and then, drawing on earlier data from...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County
State(s) Colorado
Source City and County of Denver
Policy Areas Public Safety
The Support Team Assisted Response (STAR) Program deploys Emergency Response Teams that include Emergency Medical Technicians and Behavioral Health Clinicians to engage individuals experiencing crises related to mental health issues, poverty, homelessness, and substance abuse. This...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2019
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California
Source City & County of San Francisco
Policy Areas Health
This ordinance establishes Mental Health SF, a mental health program designed to provide access to mental health services, substance use treatment, and psychiatric medications to all adult residents of San Francisco with mental illness and/or substance use disorders who are homeless,...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2022
Level City or Town
State(s) New York
Source New York City Council
Policy Areas Data & Technology, Housing
This local law requires the Department of Homeless Services and the Human Resources Association to track and report data regarding the "City Fighting Homelessness & Eviction Prevention Supplement" (CityFHEPS). This program provides housing subsidies to eligible families who are experiencing...

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