Values, Leadership, and Sustainability: Institutionalizing Community-Centered Policing - Equitable Development Toolkit

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This brief, the fourth and final in the Beyond Confrontation Series, examines how leadership can build the values and institutional culture necessary to implement and sustain community-centered policing. The brief also highlights workforce management, information sharing, and accountability practices that integrate community policing into law enforcement agency operations over the long term. (2015)

Local Food Procurement - Equitable Development Toolkit

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Provides an overview of how stakeholders can advocate for and implement local food procurement policies in an equitable manner. (2015)

Turning Back the Tide: Promising Efforts to Demilitarize Police Departments - Equitable Development Toolkit

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This brief, the third in the Beyond Confrontation Series, explores the stark landscape of pervasive police militarization, and lifts up early examples of communities fighting to reverse the tide of militarization and restore a focus on community to local and state police departments. (2015)

Engaging Communities as Partners: Strategies for Problem Solving - Equitable Development Toolkit

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This brief, the second in the Beyond Confrontation Series, lifts up examples from across the country where communities and police have begun demonstrating how to collaborate and build working relationships that increase safety, decrease arrests and police violence, and improve the well-being of community members. (2015)

Limiting Police Use of Force: Promising Community- Centered Strategies - Equitable Development Toolkit

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This brief, the first in the Beyond Confrontation Series, lifts up proven practices, as well as less tested but innovative and thoughtful efforts to address the use of force. It provides information to help communities better understand what standards guide the use of police force, how that force is applied across the country, and what strategies exist to minimize these acts of aggression. (2015)

Building Momentum from the Ground Up: A Toolkit for Promoting Justice in Policing - Equitable Development Toolkit

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Communities across the country that have lived for too long under the weight of discriminatory policing and mass incarceration are calling for a transformation of our policing and criminal justice systems. They are making it clear that it is time for policies to first and foremost reflect the concerns and solutions of communities most affected by flawed policing practices. The toolkit elevates 15 recommended policy reforms and showcases best practices, successful organizing efforts, and model legislation from across the country. (2015)

Equitable Food Hubs - Equitable Development Toolkit

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Describes food hubs as an emerging retail strategy that has the potential to create a more equitable food system. (2014)

Getting Equity Advocacy Results: Tools for Navigating Change - Equitable Development Toolkit

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Equity advocates know the power of policy. Policy determines the rules by which opportunities are framed and delivered — what is allowed, encouraged, discouraged, and prohibited. Advocacy — the art of influence and persuasion — is essential for fostering the creation, adoption, and implementation of promising policy solutions that catalyze social change. (2014)

Getting Equity Advocacy Results: Build, Advance and Defend - Equitable Development Toolkit

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Equity advocacy does not — and should not — cease when a favorable policy outcome is first reached. In fact, it is through the continued effort of equity advocates, champions, and their allies that policy changes to promote equity are implemented and embedded into practice.

Getting Equity Advocacy Results: Build the Base for Equity Advocacy - Equitable Development Toolkit

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Changing the challenging conditions that affect low-income people and communities of color requires a “grassroots to treetops” approach that connects the experiences of people on the ground with the decisions about policies that shape communities. (2014)

Getting Equity Advocacy Results: Move the Equity Proposal - Equitable Development Toolkit

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Opportunities to advance equity abound in the numerous activities associated with different advocacy efforts. (2014)

Getting Equity Advocacy Results: Name and Frame the Equity Solution - Equitable Development Toolkit

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Equity advocacy efforts require a great deal of preparation before a campaign for equity can be undertaken. (2014)

Access to Healthy Food - Equitable Development Toolkit

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Focuses on four tools -- Grocery Store Dev., Corner Stores, Farmers Markets, and Urban Ag. and Community Gardens -- that help communities increase their access to healthy, fresh, affordable food. (2011)

Corner Stores - Equitable Development Toolkit

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Offers residents, policymakers, business leaders, and advocates ideas and strategies for improving small stores in underserved communities. (2011)

Farmers Market - Equitable Development Toolkit

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Details the challenges associated with starting and sustaining farmers' markets in low-income communities of color, as well as some of the successful strategies that have been used to overcome those challenges. (2011)

Grocery Stores - Equitable Development Toolkit

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Highlights a number of innovative strategies to help address the food access challenges and provides guidance for attracting fresh food retail into underserved communities. (2011)

Urban Agriculture and Community Gardens - Equitable Development Toolkit

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Addresses urban agriculture efforts focused on serving low-income communities and communities of color. Shows how projects can improve access to healthy, affordable food for low-income communities and improve residents' health. (2011)

Foreclosed Properties - Equitable Development Toolkit

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Use this tool to steer neighborhoods back to sustainable recovery after foreclosure processes are well underway. (2009)

Community Strategies to Prevent Asthma - Equitable Development Toolkit

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Strategies and resources for improving air quality in homes, in schools, and outdoors. (2008)

Transit Oriented Development - Equitable Development Toolkit

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How to implement TOD -- compact, mixed-use, pedestrian-oriented communities located around new or existing public transit stations -- in a way that achieves equity goals. (2008)

Brownfields - Equitable Development Toolkit

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Encourage redevelopment of brownfields (abandoned, idled, or underutilized commercial or industrial sites). (2007)

Affordable Housing - Equitable Development Toolkit

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Based on a workshop, this is an umbrella tool that introduces advocates to affordable housing strategies and helps them match their goals with appropriate tools. (2007)

CDCs with Resident Shareholders - Equitable Development Toolkit

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Offers low-income residents the opportunity to own equity in real estate projects spearheaded by community development corporations (CDCs). (2004)

Code Enforcement - Equitable Development Toolkit

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Can be an important tool for protecting tenants. (2004)

Commercial Linkage Strategies - Equitable Development Toolkit

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A range of programs and fees that tie economic development to the construction of affordable housing. (2004)

Community Land Trusts - Equitable Development Toolkit

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This alternative property ownership model encourages permanent affordability and wealth-building. (2004)

Community Mapping - Equitable Development Toolkit

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Mapping can be used to advocate for community benefits, convey development opportunities, track vacant properties, and more. (2004)

Community Reinvestment Act - Equitable Development Toolkit

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Congressional mandate that financial institutions help meet credit needs of the communities in which they operate, including low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. (2004)

Cooperative Ownership Models - Equitable Development Toolkit

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Co-op models targeted to low- income residents can offer financial benefits, business skills, and experience in running a democratically- controlled enterprise. (2004)

Developers Exactions - Equitable Development Toolkit

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Requires new commercial developments to contribute fees to the development of affordable housing, community services and infrastructure. (2004)

Employer-Assisted Housing - Equitable Development Toolkit

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Most EAH programs help employees purchase homes—often near their workplace. They can provide rental assistance or increase the housing in the surrounding community affordable for an employer's workers. (2004)

Expiring Use: Retention of Subsidized Housing - Equitable Development Toolkit

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Preserve affordable rental units by protecting subsidized housing units with expiring contracts. (2004)

Housing Trust Funds - Equitable Development Toolkit

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Public funds, established by legislation, ordinance or resolution, to receive specific revenues dedicated to affordable housing development. (2004)

Inclusionary Zoning - Equitable Development Toolkit

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Land use regulation mandating a percentage (usually 15-20%) of the housing units in all larger projects be affordable to people of low and moderate incomes. (2003)

Infill Incentives - Equitable Development Toolkit

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Infill incentives can produce new housing units, reduce blight, preserve open space, reduce traffic, and encourage retail development that serves the needs of existing residents. (2004)

Just Cause Eviction Controls - Equitable Development Toolkit

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Implement these laws to protect renters against being unfairly evicted by landlords who want to capitalize on the explosive rental and housing markets. (2004)

Living Wage Provisions - Equitable Development Toolkit

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Ordinances that ensure the employees of public contractors, private contractors receiving public sector funding, and public employees are paid wages at pace with regional cost of living measures. (2004)

Local Hiring - Equitable Development Toolkit

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An array of strategies that connect economically marginalized communities to regional job opportunities. (2004)

Minority Contracting - Equitable Development Toolkit

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Ensures that healthy local businesses owned by people of color are a basic component of strong, sustainable communities. (2004)

Real Estate Transfer Taxes - Equitable Development Toolkit

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Techniques through which tax regulations can limit two destabilizing practices in low- and moderate-income communities: delinquency and speculation. (2004)

Rent Control - Equitable Development Toolkit

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Protections to slow the pace of rapidly escalating rental prices. (2004)

Commercial Stabilization - Equitable Development Toolkit

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Effective techniques employed by community-based organizations to preserve cultural organizations and longstanding commercial enterprises that define the historic character of communities. (2004)

Resident-Owned CDFIs - Equitable Development Toolkit

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Resident-owned community financial institutions build assets for low-income residents and provide them with a stronger voice in neighborhood development and revitalization. (2004)

Limited Equity Housing Cooperatives

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A partnership in which residents collectively own and control their housing. 

From Protest to Proposal: A Police-Community Relations Forum - Equitable Development Toolkit

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Published in 2001, this report highlights proceedings from a convening held in Cincinnati to discuss promising police practices in cities across the nation and to explore possible application locally.  The goal was to bring together a diverse group of stakeholders to explore strategies for improving community-police relations; develop a shared understanding of community-centered police practices; and to develop an action agenda grounded in the the experience of local communities and police departments that have achieved some measure of sucess in addressing similar conditions.

Community-Centered Policing: A Force for Change

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Highlights some of the promising, community-centered police practices being implemented throughout the country: practices that are opening police departments to traditionally underrepresented communities; engaging communities as partners in solving neighborhood problems; and making police departments more accountable to the communities they serve and protect. (2001)