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Advancing Economic Inclusion in Southern Cities

Advancing Economic Inclusion in Southern Cities

23 Oct 2017 | Chris Schildt and Lewis Brown Jr.


In 2015, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, in partnership with PolicyLink, launched Southern Cities for Economic Inclusion, a cohort of seven cities dedicated to advancing economic equity for low-income communities and communities of color. Comprised of city officials and staff, local | Read more >

California Leads on Juvenile Justice Reform

California Leads on Juvenile Justice Reform

13 Oct 2017 | PolicyLink

This week, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 190, co-authored by Senators Holly Mitchell and Ricardo Lara — ending the regressive and racially discriminatory practice of charging administrative fees to families with youth in the juvenile system.

California and | Read more >

Renters’ Rights Momentum in Boston

Renters’ Rights Momentum in Boston

06 Oct 2017 | Abbie Langston

José Velasquez has lived in Boston for the past 28 years. In April 2006, he and his family moved into a 14-unit apartment building on Meridian Street in East Boston. The landlord didn't maintain the place very well, but Velasquez was able to take care of some of the repairs and | Read more >

Accelerating Housing Recovery & Building Community Wealth in Chicago

Accelerating Housing Recovery & Building Community Wealth in Chicago

05 Oct 2017 | Courtney Hutchision

As the 10-year anniversary of the subprime mortgage crisis nears, recovery continues to be uneven, with low-income communities and communities of color facing the steepest climb toward economic stability. In Chicago, foreclosures devastated many Black neighborhoods on the South and | Read more >

When Renters Rise, Cities Thrive

When Renters Rise, Cities Thrive

18 Sep 2017 |

PolicyLink is proud to support the #RenterWeekofAction happening this week—and invite you to join in calling for policy solutions to ensure renters—and cities—can thrive. See National and City Fact Sheets below.

Renters now represent the majority in the nation’s 100 largest cities | Read more >

We Are All Dreamers

We Are All Dreamers

06 Sep 2017 |

Turning our backs on young Americans who arrived in this country with family or other adults seeking a better life is morally reprehensible. The Trump Administration’s decision to eliminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program places over 800,000 young people | Read more >