To make equity real for communities of color, our policy teams produce a variety of reports and other materials based on in-depth research and analysis. We dig deep into the issues impacting communities of color, and provide testimony and comments to public agencies considering proposals that would impact our communities. Use the filters to find the type of information you’re looking for.

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The Greenlining Institute’s 2021 Annual Report

July 27, 2022

Blueprints for Equity. Building for Impact The Greenlining Institute’s 2021 Annual Report reflects a year of steadfast progress on improving the well-being and resilience of communities [...]

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Home Lending to Communities of Color in California 2020

February 16, 2022

California Communities of Color Fall Further Behind in Mortgage Access In the U.S., homeownership forms the bedrock of generational wealth building, but communities of color continue [...]

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Fighting Redlining and Climate Change with Transformative Climate Communities

November 9, 2021 Economic Equity, Environmental Equity

The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened awareness of structural inequities in the U.S., and it has become undeniable that the climate crisis does particularly severe harm in [...]

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Community-Controlled Solutions Built On Decades of Organizing

November 9, 2021 Economic Equity, Energy Equity, Environmental Equity

Northeast SAN FERNANDO VALLEY: A Transformative Climate Communities Case Study For nearly 25 years, Pacoima Beautiful has been fighting to mitigate environmental injustices in Pacoima and [...]

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A Community Vision for a Healthy Neighborhood Without Displacement

November 9, 2021 Economic Equity, Environmental Equity

East Oakland: A Transformative Climate Communities Case Study Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, East Oakland is located in the flatlands of the city. Originally [...]

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Building on 10 Years of City and Community Collaboration

November 9, 2021 Economic Equity, Environmental Equity

Ontario: A Transformative Climate Communities Case Study Located in the Inland Empire of Southern California, the city of Ontario is a majority Latinx community. Downtown Ontario [...]

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Seeding an Environmental Justice Coalition to Undo a Legacy of Disinvestment

November 9, 2021 Economic Equity, Environmental Equity

Stockton: A Transformative Climate Communities Case Study Situated along the San Joaquin River, Stockton is a port city in California’s Central Valley. The South Stockton neighborhood [...]

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A Fair Financial System: Regulating Fintech and Nonbank Lenders

August 18, 2021 Economic Equity

The market share of home purchase mortgage originations has steadily and substantially shifted from banking institutions to nonbank lenders over recent years. In 2019, The Greenlining [...]

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Low and Zero Emission Zones: Opportunities and Challenges in Designing Equitable Clean Transportation Policies

July 26, 2021 Energy Equity, Environmental Equity

Executive Summary Low and zero-emissions zones (LEZs and ZEZs)-designated areas of a city in which vehicles must meet certain emissions requirements to enter-are a policy tool [...]

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Sustaining Clean Mobility Equity Programs

March 31, 2021 Environmental Equity

Executive Summary Establishing long-term financial sustainability for clean mobility equity programs represents one of the largest challenges that these programs face. In Clean Mobility Equity: A [...]

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