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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 2021
Level State
State(s) California
Source California Housing Partnership
Policy Areas Community Development, Economic Justice, Housing
Racial segregation has blocked access to housing and pathway to homeownership. This report argues that to address this injustice, California must make substantial efforts to distribute funding to mitigate the racial wealth gap, through policy focused on increasing housing choice and...

Type Ordinance
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Madison Department of Civil Rights
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Housing, Public Spaces, Economic Justice
This ordinance declares it unlawful to discriminate against any person based on their protected classes when selling or renting housing, hiring, allowing access to any place of public accommodation or amusement. It also establishes the Equal Opportunities Commission, tasked with receiving...

Type Ordinance
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) Missouri
Source St. Louis City Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Community Development, Public Spaces, Housing, Public Safety, Education
The ordinance prohibits discrimination based on race, color, age, religion, sex, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin or ancestry in housing, employment, education, services, public accommodations, and real property transactions...

Type Ordinance
Year 2022
Level City or Town
State(s) Nebraska
Source Lincoln City Council
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Housing, Public Spaces
This ordinance establishes the Manager of Lincoln Commission on Human Rights and the Commission on Human Rights to protect resident's equal access to places of public accommodation or equal opportunity for housing or employment. Any person subjected to unlawful discriminatory practices...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) Illinois
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development
Chatham, a village in central Illinois, has been susceptible to flooding since the area was first developed in the 1860s. Today, many Chatham residents and business owners experience chronic basement flooding, which is caused by backups in the city sewer system and seepage through...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2012
Level State
State(s) All States
Source National Center for Transgender Equality
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Housing
Recent federal guidance and regulations have greatly strengthened the housing rights of transgender people. This document lists the housing rights of transgender people (including the laws that protect them), answers common questions, and outlines how they can file complaints of housing...

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 Ordinance
Year 2006
Level County
State(s) New York
Source Nassau County Legislature
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety
This ordinance prohibits owners, landlords, and management companies from refusing to sell, rent, or lease housing accommodations to any person because of their actual or perceived protected status. It also creates the Commission on Human Rights, which can refer complaints of discrimination...

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 Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2021
Level State
State(s) California
Source California Housing Partnership
Policy Areas Community Development, Economic Justice, Housing
Housing in California has been setting record prices for years now. Rental prices have also reached unprecedented levels sparking concerns about living costs. This policy brief highlights the reality of rental cost burdens for Californians who earn less than their county's median...

Type Act or Session Law
Year 2022
Level State
State(s) California
Source California State Senate
Policy Areas Community Development, Economic Justice, Housing
Responding to the structural injustices that push recently incarcerated people into homelessness, California AB1816 creates the Reentry Housing and Workforce Development Program to provide county-level grants for housing and workforce development services for people recently released...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level State
State(s) All States
Source Williams Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Education
The U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Bostock v. Clayton County affirmed that Title VII protects employees nationwide from discrimination based on their sexual orientation and gender identity. Courts have often looked to Title VII case law when interpreting analogous provisions...

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 Ordinance
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source City of Madison
Policy Areas Civil Rights
This ordinance requires the City of Madison to provide equal opportunities to housing, employment, public accommodations and City facilities to all persons. The City shall not discriminate based on sex, race, religion, color, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, age, handicap/disability,...

Type Ordinance
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) Michigan
Source Flint City Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Health
The ordinance prohibits race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, height, weight, condition of pregnancy, marital status, physical or mental limitation, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or actual or perceived HIV status from being factored into the decision...

Type Act or Session Law
Year 2022
Level State
State(s) California
Source California State Senate
Policy Areas Community Development, Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement, Housing
Recognizing the need for intervention in the housing market, California passed bill SB490 to create the Housing Acquisition and Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Program (HARTAP). HARTAP will help qualified entities -including eligible non-profits, community land trusts, public...

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;...

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