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Woman enters a nonprofit organization that provides legal services to immigrants
Inclusive recovery efforts require attention to the needs and circumstances of immigrant communities and a combination of accessible mainstream and targeted supports for immigrant families.
Janie and Jessie Peña stand for a portrait in front of their home, which was destroyed in Hurricane Harvey, in Wharton, Texas on July 1, 2018.
Resources, attention, and political will for ensuring everyone is prepared are not equitably distributed.
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Tying evaluation to the importance of the activity to the bank ignores the fact that many activities constituting a small share of the bank’s business have an outsize importance to the bank’s community.  
A “redlining” map of Richmond, Virginia, from 1937 produced by the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation used to appraise home values and neighborhoods.
To lessen and reverse the pandemic's effects on Black families' income and wealth, consciously consider the persistent effects of the country’s legacy of human trafficking, bondage, and disadvantage. 
Jessica Armijo distributes food and packages of donated goods to people in need outside the Pan Y Cafe in Chelsea, Massachusetts on April 14, 2020.
Tracking which households are most affected could assist policymakers in targeting their efforts and ensuring an equitable recovery for all.
NYPD officers patrol before the Queer Liberation March on June 30, 2019 in New York City.
As policymakers and researchers reconsider the future of policing in the US, LGBTQ people, especially people of color, who have been directly affected by police and carceral violence can guide conversations.
A mural features faces and quotes from residents of permanent supportive housing
Rather than continuing to address chronic homelessness through policing, communities could fund housing services rooted in an evidence-based approach proven to help break the homelessness-jail cycle.
Man sits outside his house
A new analysis reveals the widespread need for rental assistance, both because of hardship stemming from COVID-19 and gaps in assistance that existed before the crisis began.

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