1930s Redlining Map
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Reimagining the Community Reinvestment Act

June 14, 2022 Rami Ibrahim Economic Equity

The last time one of the country’s most important tools to address redlining was updated, a loaf of white bread cost 99 cents, a dozen eggs [...]

Día de los Muertos Celebration at Lopez Urban Farm in Pomona, CA (2021)
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Capacity Building: Learning from the Communities that Raised Us

May 31, 2022 Aminah Luqman, Katherine Cabrera Capacity Building

Top-Down & Ground-Up To reverse decades of disinvestment and racist policies, we must double down on community ownership of the solutions. Communities know best what their [...]

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The Greenlining Institute and ICA launch new partnership

May 10, 2022 Mercedes Gibson Economic Equity

The Greenlining Institute and ICA-an organization committed to accelerating great businesses through mentoring and investments to close the racial and gender wealth gaps-are teaming up to [...]

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Closing the Racial Wealth Gap Starts With Fair Financial Practices–Why is California Still so Far Behind?

April 28, 2022 Rawan Elhalaby Economic Equity

Outlawed in 1968 with the passage of the Fair Housing Act, redlining was the legal practice of denying critical financial services to borrowers based on a [...]

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The Greenlining Institute’s Supported Bills

April 21, 2022 Melanie Morelos

California Legislation We Support AB 1778 – State transportation funding Authored BY ASSEMBLYMEMBER C. GARCIA  Requires the Department of Transportation to analyze housing and environmental conditions, [...]

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Building a Diverse and Equity Driven Clean Energy Economy

April 18, 2022 Sneha Ayyagari Environmental Equity

It’s clear we need to accelerate the clean energy transition as the climate crisis continues to worsen. To achieve the speed and scale of innovation necessary [...]

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What is Climate Finance?

April 14, 2022 Monica Palmeira Environmental Equity

How The Greenlining Institute is pushing corporate accountability & community investment in resilience A long way from The Greenlining Institute’s headquarters in Oakland, California sits my [...]

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Fixing Our Broken Transportation System Requires This Kind of Community Leadership

April 7, 2022 Hana Creger Environmental Equity

Our transportation system today is falling apart at the seams. Gas prices are sky-rocketing at an alarming rate while traffic and congestion has roared back with [...]

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Why The Greenlining Institute Applauds the Governor’s Comprehensive $11 Billion Transportation Equity Package as a Strong Starting Point

March 25, 2022 Alvaro Sanchez Environmental Equity

59% percent of people are living paycheck-to-paycheck. Put another way, 59% of Americans are one paycheck away from losing their housing. People are feeling economic pain [...]

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Why Aren’t Women of Color Buying Homes in California?

March 22, 2022 Rawan Elhalaby Economic Equity

The Massive Women of Color Homeownership Gap Every year The Greenlining Institute analyzes home mortgage lending by the largest lenders in California, and every year we [...]

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