Five Ways to Center Equity in Park and Recreation Spending That Can Help New Funding Go Further

The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of public space, demonstrating that it’s more than a “nice to have” amenity. But not everyone has access to quality parks.

Four Insights on Engaging Businesses to Make Local Economic Growth Inclusive

Businesses are often absent from cross-sector conversations, but they have unique ideas, resources, and influence that could contribute to impactful change.

How Cities’ Technology Responses to the Pandemic Can Close Instead of Widen Disparities

When cities do not deliberately center equity in technology programs, marginalized groups face the consequences.

Evictions Are on Pause, but Many Renters Still Can’t Pay

Renters in every state still need additional rental assistance, even after receiving unemployment benefits.

The 2020 Census Deadline Was Just Extended, but so Far, Texas Has Failed to Ensure Its Latinx Residents Are Accurately Counted

Latinx communities in Texas are at risk of losing political representation and economic opportunity because of an unprecedentedly large undercount.

How Transportation Planners Can Advance Racial Equity and Environmental Justice

Three ways that transportation agencies can more deeply involve environmental justice communities in transportation planning.

Filling Gaps in Response: The Value of Local Partnerships during a Crisis

Cross-sector partnerships will be critical as localities respond, rebuild, and focus on efforts to protect their city’s most vulnerable residents.

Moving to a 70 Percent Income Replacement for Unemployment Insurance Benefits Will Disproportionately Hurt Low-Income Renters

Under a 70 percent income replacement, a new analysis finds households with higher incomes would see a big increase in monthly benefits, while households with lower incomes would see a sharp decline.

Reducing the Amount of Federal Unemployment Insurance Would Increase Rent Burden for Millions of Households

As federal, state, and local eviction moratoria expire, extending unemployment insurance would reduce the risk of eviction for families whose employment has not returned.