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Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) Tennessee
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Education, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health, Finance & Procurement, Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Democracy & Governance
Suffering from years of disinvestment and persistently high rates of poverty, this case study shows how Memphis city officials joined forces with the private and nonprofit sectors to have a collective impact on some of the city's most pressing social issues....

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source SPARCC
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Health, Transportation & Mobility, Children & Families
This document looks through polling data ranging from the perception of the poor to public funds used for economic opportunity to the promotion of equity. The data collected and reported on in this document highlight the overwhelming support in public opinion for financing equity-driven...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
The State funding in the Ohio Civil Rights Commission's budget fell by a great amount. Such budget cuts make employee numbers fall, foring the agency to introduce low efficient online reporting systme. The agency is getting more efficient year by year but fewer staff may prolong the...

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 2021
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Community Development
COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on local communities and economies. In response, this guide outlines seven steps municipal governments can take to hasten their recovery and build resilience for the future. These actions emphasize equitable outcomes, and were developed with the...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source The Greenlining Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
For small business owners of color, entrepreneurship remains a critical wealth-building tool providing a pathway to self-determination and the middle class. In Oakland and nationally, entrepreneurs of color face significant barriers in starting and scaling their business due to the...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Clevelander of color face obtain lower wages and higher unemployment. Some find it hard to get job because of their race and it is more likely to seek jobs in an industry with lower wage and less health care than in manufactuing. Clevelanders are willing to make the investments to...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Education, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health, Finance & Procurement, Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Democracy & Governance, Children & Families, Transportation & Mobility
The situation of high unemployment for black men is not new. It has persisted for decades, and scholars, sociologists, economists, policy makers, and advocates have brought attention to various aspects of this challenge and put forth solutions. Yet, it is seemingly an intractable...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Children & Families, Health, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Education
Almost 22 percent of children are poor. In 2012, over 16 million children in the U.S. were living in poverty according to the official measure, defined as living in families with income under $19,090 for a family of three. This is almost identical to figures for 2011, but an increase...

Type Ordinance
Year 2022
Level State
State(s) All States, Arkansas
Source Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families
Policy Areas Health
This report provides an overview of the issues affecting Black women's health, including systemic racism, discrimination, and implicit bias within the health care system. It offers the following recommendations: create policies with an intentional racial equity lens, expand Medicaid...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level State
State(s) All States
Source Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Thirty states and the District of Columbia (D.C.) allow a broad category of tax subsidies known as itemized deductions, used to reduce taxpayers’ taxable income. Itemized deductions are regressive, offering the largest benefits to higher-income taxpayers and little or no benefits...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2004
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Education, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
A city thrives when its residents thrive. Yet many families, even though they are employed fulltime, continue to struggle to meet their families' basic needs. Local elected officials across the country have discovered a way to strengthen working families while bringing more federal...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source SPARCC
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Community Development, Health
This report highlights the midpoint conclusions from the SPARCC organization’s approach to regional development through context, opportunity, and outcomes. The hypothesis and means by which SPARCC operated examined equitable development through integrated “lenses”, equitable outcomes...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source Onside Partners
Policy Areas Community Development, Finance & Procurement
Improved public infrastructure can help all members of our society thrive. This report presents six solutions for philanthropy to address the converging crises of COVID-19, racism, climate change, and economic inequality through public infrastructure. Infrastructure policy should...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) Pennsylvania
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Education, Health, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance, Transportation & Mobility
Philadelphia has the worst poverty rate of the ten largest U.S. cities. Twenty-eight percent (28%) of Philadelphians - between 430,000 and 440,000 people - live below the federal poverty level. This includes 39% (135,000) of our children, 27% (265,000) of our working age adults and...

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