National Equity Atlas Update

20 Dec 2017 | Sarah Treuhaft
National Equity Atlas Update

Dear Atlas users:

This year, the National Equity Atlas team was fortunate to work with some of the most talented and devoted equity leaders and advocates across the country to bolster community action with robust data. As 2017 comes to a close, we would like to thank you for being part of our community and share some of the highlights from our year:

  • Data for Community Organizing: When Renters Rise, Cities Thrive
    In September, dozens of cities participated in the #RenterWeekofAction to demand solutions to the renter affordability crisis. Our team partnered with Right to the City, Homes for All, and CarsonWatch to support these actions by producing fact sheets for the nation and 38 cities, and found that if renters paid only what they could afford on rent, they would have an extra $124 billion in their pockets each year, or $6,200 per rent-burdened household. View the fact sheets and check out media coverage in Next City, CityLab, Truthout, and LA Weekly.
  • Advancing Equitable Growth Solutions: Reports and Analyses
    We released several original research reports powered by National Equity Atlas data to make the economic case for racial equity and support the development of the data, tools, and policies that can make it a reality.

Informing Community Action: Equity Profiles

In 2017 our team worked with community partners of cities, counties, and regions from coast to coast to produce 15 equity profiles:

In 2018, we will be deepening and expanding our comparative and place-based research, as well as strengthening the National Equity Atlas tool to further democratize data. We look forward to sharing it with you.

With best wishes for the new year,

The National Equity Atlas team at PolicyLink and the USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE)