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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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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Solving the Medical Debt Crisis

March 30, 2021 Health Equity

Executive Summary Medical debt is the number one cause of bankruptcy in the United States, with 62% of bankruptcies caused by medical bills. In 2016, one [...]

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Clean Mobility Equity: A Playbook
Lessons from California’s Clean Transportation Programs

March 25, 2021 Environmental Equity

Executive Summary California is a world leader in climate change policy and programs-and a key cornerstone of the state’s strategy has been decarbonizing the transportation sector. [...]

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