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The Los Angeles Good Food Purchasing Program: Changing Local Food Systems, One School, Supplier, and Farmer at a Time

In 2011-2012, the Los Angeles Food Policy Council developed the Good Food Purchasing Program (GFPP), an innovative local food procurement policy aimed at building markets for good food to create an equitable food system for all of Los Angeles. Developed through a participatory process that engaged over 100 stakeholders and procurement experts, GFPP commits major government institutions to a...
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Fostering Access to Opportunity HUD’s Proposed Affirmatively Furthering Housing Rule

The Fair Housing Act of 1968 requires HUD to conduct programs in such a manner that “affirmatively furthers fair housing” – a term that has never been defined. Responding to concerns raised by the Government Accountability Office and stakeholders, the proposed Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule does three key things:
 
  1. Clarifies the definition of AFFH to include actions...
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Categories: Infrastructure

Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) Rule is Sound Policy

While the Fair Housing Act has largely succeeded in outlawing overt housing discrimination, it has been less effective in promoting equal opportunity, in large part because of a lack of clarity and technical support surrounding the mandate to “affirmatively further” fair housing goals.

The AFFH rule provides much-needed clarification of the Fair Housing Act and provides support to HUD grantees...

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Categories: Equitable Economy

Highlighting Equity in the President’s Budget Proposal for FY 2016

President Obama’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2016 is organized around his aim to grow the middle class and lift people out of poverty. The budget proposal offers programs and initiatives that can make real differences in the lives of people in the country, and especially in the lives of people of color—who will soon be the majority of the U.S. population. Click here to see equity...

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Categories: Equitable Economy

Full Employment for All: The Social and Economic Benefits of Race and Gender Equity in Employment

How much stronger could the economy be if everyone who wanted a job could find one—regardless of race, ethnicity, or gender? This analysis, produced for the Fed Up campaign for Federal Reserve policies that work for communities most left behind by the recovery, estimates the potential economic gains of full employment for all. Find out what the United States economy—and the economies of the 12...

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Fact Sheets | PolicyLink | 2014

Path to Policy: The California Alliance for Boys and Men of Color Delivers for the Nation

On August 4 through 7, nearly 300 young men and women from around California converged on the capital to advocate for policies to improve the life chances of boys and men of color. These determined young people met with nearly 100 lawmakers and state officials.  They rallied on the Capitol steps. They packed a hearing room and overflow space, listening to peers deliver raw, emotional testimony...
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