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Community Controlled Housing for Massachusetts: Securing Affordability for the Long Term

The report, a joint publication by PolicyLink and Action for Regional Equity, examines the means by which long-term affordable housing is being preserved in Massachusetts, and in Greater Boston. It highlights some current and past efforts to acquire unregulated or market-rate housing and land for community control. The study draws on experiences in other states, and identifies a range of...

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Categories: Infrastructure

Expanding Opportunity: New Resources to Meet California's Housing Needs

makes the case for a dedicated source of funding for California’s housing trust fund and provides a menu of viable options. The report draws from interviews with over 50 key experts in state housing policy, industry, tax, and budget issues. It presents an in-depth economic analysis and surveys best practices of housing trust funds across the nation to show how such funding can stabilize...

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Categories: Infrastructure
Publications | PolicyLink | 2004

Increasing Housing Opportunity in New York City

Makes recommendations for using inclusionary zoning (IZ) in New York City by drawing on success stories nationwide, identifying five New York neighborhoods currently slated for rezoning, and showing how IZ can increase affordable housing in those communities and whenever city neighborhoods are rezoned.

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The Influence of Community Factors on Health: An Annotated Bibliography

Developed by PolicyLink, and funded by The California Endowment, this annotated bibliography contains more than 150 entries of research on how community factors affect health. This resource provides insight into the ways that researchers have investigated community effects on health, their findings, and the program and policy implications that researchers have drawn from their work. (html and...

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Categories: Equitable Economy
Publications | PolicyLink

Promoting Regional Equity

Through analysis and practical examples, the paper explores a number of key equity issues that challenge our nation today—from education to transportation to environmental justice—and situates these issues in a regional context.
 
Opportunities for action are identified and examples of community actors evolving their strategies and tactics to successfully connect their neighborhoods and...
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Categories: Infrastructure
Publications | PolicyLink

Leadership for Policy Change

Describes the barriers to participation of leaders of color in local and national public policy development and the strategies that can be used to remove the barriers so that leaders can use their expertise and experience to benefit low-income communities of color and the nation as a whole.

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Sharing the Wealth: Resident Ownership Mechanisms

Continues to be a resource for advocates and policymakers seeking to connect lower income residents to the economic development in their communities. The report examines a range of strategies and instruments to increase opportunities for residents to become owners in the development process—to be stockholders, not just stakeholders, in local economic activity. The tools and strategies in the...

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Communities Gaining Access to Capital: Social Equity Criteria and Implementation Recommendations for the Community Capital Investment Initiative (CCII)

A report by PolicyLink and Urban Habitat, that examines social equity guidelines for Community Capital Investment Initiative (CCII) projects. These guidelines are a tool for community-based organizations to take control of the CCII development process in their communities. CCII is attracting investment capital for keystone community development projects which have been identified and developed...

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Fighting Childhood Asthma: How Communities Can Win

Provides an overview of current efforts to improve the prevention, tracking, diagnosis, and treatment of childhood asthma and accompanying opportunities for policy change. Asthma is a growing problem for children and families in California and in the nation as a whole. While children of all socioeconomic status contract asthma, it disproportionately affects low-income children, particularly...

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