Oakland’s Displacement Crisis: As Told by the Numbers

Oakland’s Displacement Crisis: As Told by the Numbers

02 Sep 2016 | PolicyLink
Oakland stands at the center of a perfect storm. The city and surrounding Bay Area region are experiencing extraordinary economic growth, but housing production is not keeping pace with the escalated demands, nor is sufficient housing affordable to many existing residents and the | Read more >
Oakland Coalition Puts Renter Protections on the November Ballot

Oakland Coalition Puts Renter Protections on the November Ballot

18 Aug 2016 |

 

In the face of massive displacement pressures—the byproduct of the Bay Area’s white-hot tech economy—a powerful community-labor coalition secured a significant victory for Oakland renters last month. On July 19, in a dramatic city council session that lasted well into the early | Read more >

PolicyLink and FSG Launch New Fellowship for Health Equity Leaders

PolicyLink and FSG Launch New Fellowship for Health Equity Leaders

27 Jun 2016 | Mildred Thompson, Dalila Butler, and Jennifer Splansky

For too long, our nation has attempted to improve health by focusing primarily on the health-care system. To truly achieve health equity, where everyone — regardless of race, neighborhood, or financial status — has the opportunity for health, we must also consider the broader | Read more >

Equity Speaks: A Podcast Series

31 Dec 2015 |

Equity Speaks explores the role of racial and social equity in policy, politics, and pop culture through in-depth conversations with movement trailblazers.

A Conversation with Rick Lowe - Artist, Social Sculptor, and 2014 MacArthur "Genius" Fellow

Their conversation delves into | Read more >

Summit Snapshot: Cultivating an Economic Revival in America’s Legacy Cities

Summit Snapshot: Cultivating an Economic Revival in America’s Legacy Cities

19 Nov 2015 | Beth McConnell, Policy Director, Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Over the next few weeks, Equity Blog will feature a dozen first-person accounts of Equity Summit 2015. Each guest blog post will focus in on a particular session, plenary, or workshop — offering readers insight into and reflection on the Summit experience.

By Beth McConnell, Policy | Read more >