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July 2018

Fact Sheet: Hayward Renter Data

Overview

This fact sheet was created in partnership with The Hayward Collective to support their work to advance policies that protect renters. Key findings include:

  • Renters are an important and growing constituency in Hayward, but 57 percent of them pay too much for housing.
  • Rent affordability is a racial equity issue: people of color face the steepest rent burdens.
  • Renters have experienced a 10 increase in median rent and a 29 percent increase in households that are rent burdened since 2000.

Find the Hayward Collective renters' rights campaign updates here.

On March 5, the Hayward City Council voted unanimously to extend the city’s just cause protections, which applied only to renters living in buildings constructed prior to 1979, to all tenants.

July 2018

Fact Sheet: San José Renter Data

Overview

This fact sheet was created in partnership with Working Partnerships USA to support their work to advance policies that protect renters. Key findings include:

  • Renters are an important and growing constituency in San José, but 53 percent of them pay too much for housing.
  • Rent affordability is a racial equity issue: women of color face the steepest rent burdens.
  • If San José renters were not rent-burdened, they would have an additional $8,500 per household to spend on other household needs and in the local economy.
  • There is not a single neighborhood in San José where market rents are affordable to a family of two minimum-wage earners.

Find Working Partnerhips USA's renters' rights campaign updates here.

July 2018

Map: Concord Market Rent and Renter Income

Overview

This map of median market rent by census tract and annual household incomes was produced for the Raise the Roof coalition, which is working to ensure that everyone has a home as well as a sense of safety and belonging in the city of Concord. It shows the disconnect between high market rents and the incomes of Concord renters. We found that the majority of Concord renters have annual household incomes below $50,000, yet there are no neighborhoods in the city with median market rents affordable to families with that income. The majority of Concord neighborhoods are affordable only to families with incomes above $75,000, which account for just one in four of the city's renter households.

October 2017

The Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI)

Overview

An overview of the Healthy Food Financing Initiative. A viable, effective, and economically sustainable solution to the problem of limited access to healthy foods, and can reduce health disparities, improve the health of families and children, create jobs, and stimulate local economic development in low-income communities.

September 2017

When Renters Rise, Cities Thrive: National and City Fact Sheets

Overview

Renters now represent the majority in the nation’s 100 largest cities, and contribute billions to local economies. Yet renters face a toxic mix of rising rents and stagnant wages, both of which add up to an unprecedented affordability crisis that stymies their ability to contribute to the broader economy and thrive. This analysis, produced in support of the Renter Week of Action occurring September 16-24, reveals what renters and the nation stand to gain from addressing this crisis. We find that nationwide, if renters paid only what was affordable for housing, they would have $124 billion extra to spend in the community every year, or $6,200 per rent-burdened household. Download the national fact sheet and press release.

You can also download fact sheets for the following cities: Alameda, Atlanta, Baltimore, Birmingham, Boston, Bowling Green (KY), Brooklyn, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Durham, El Paso, Jackson, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Lynn (MA), Miami, Minneapolis, Nashville, Newark, New YorkOakland, Philadelphia, PittsburghPortland, Providence, RenoRochester, San Diego, Santa Ana, Santa Barbara, Santa Rosa, Seattle, Spokane, Springfield (MA), St. Paul, Washington DC.

August 2017

HFFI Funding at CDFI Fund

Overview

This short fact sheet provides an overview of Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) funding through the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Program. Included is information about the program background, project eligibility, application instructions, as well as examples of projects funded through HFFI efforts at CDFI Fund. 

August 2017

Community Economic Development Funding through HHS

Overview

This short fact sheet provides an overview of Community Economic Development (CED) funding through the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ (HHS) to support healthy food access initiatives, including: background, project eligibility, application instructions, as well as examples of projects funded through HFFI efforts at HHS. 

Healthy Food Access

Overview

This brief provides an overview of Reinvestment Fund's healthy food access investments and initaitives. A community development financial institution (CDFI), Reinvestment Fund is a national leader in the financing of neighborhood revitalization. Beginning with the Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative in 2004, Reinvestment Fund has taken a comprehensive approach to improving access to healthy, fresh food in low-income communities through the innovative use of capital and information.

March 2016

An Equitable Food System

Overview

Part of a series of issue briefs dedicated to helping community leaders and policymakers bolster their campaigns and strategies with the economic case for equity.

The Key Players Involved in Healthy Food Retail Strategies

Overview

The following is a guide of many of the key players involved in a healthy food retail project or program. Most healthy food retail projects will involve several of these key players.

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