Policy

Wage & Salary Disparities

By Stephen Sills / July 18, 2022 / Comments Off on Wage & Salary Disparities

The Research, Policy, & Impact Center polled constituents to better understand wage and salary disparities and the barriers experienced by minority workers. Minority respondents were nearly three times as likely…

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Impact of Inflation on Families & MWBEs

By Stephen Sills / June 30, 2022 / Comments Off on Impact of Inflation on Families & MWBEs

The Research, Policy, & Impact Center polled constituents to better understand how inflation is impacting them. Disparities are clear as 72% of minority respondents indicated that their families are experiencing…

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Current & Proposed Efforts for Improving African American Homeownership

By Stephen Sills / June 17, 2022 / Comments Off on Current & Proposed Efforts for Improving African American Homeownership

Rather than narrowing, the gap in homeownership rates by race has grown steadily over the last century. In 1900, the gap between white and Black homeownership was 27.6%, that gap…

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In the News

By Stephen Sills / June 2, 2022 / Comments Off on In the News

6.2.2022 Housing Equity A Memorial Day look at our veteran population (and a predatory lending practice that often targets its members): a new report from the National Consumer Law Center…

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Student Loan Debt Forgiveness Poll

By Stephen Sills / May 30, 2022 / Comments Off on Student Loan Debt Forgiveness Poll

The Biden Administration has proposed to forgive up to $10,000 in student loan debt. The current proposal is that student loan forgiveness will be available to individual borrowers who earn…

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In The News 5.20.2022

By Stephen Sills / May 20, 2022 / Comments Off on In The News 5.20.2022

Housing Equity New program seeks to build ranks of minority and female developers: The program, called the Emerging Developers Accelerator Program, will provide education and funding for the developers in…

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Colloquium: Current & Proposed Efforts for Improving African American Homeownership

By Stephen Sills / May 19, 2022 / Comments Off on Colloquium: Current & Proposed Efforts for Improving African American Homeownership

Rather than narrowing, the gap in homeownership rates by race has grown steadily over the last century. In 1900, the gap between white and Black homeownership was 27.6%, that gap…

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RPIC Policy Agenda – Improve Educational Attainment and Outcomes

By Stephen Sills / May 17, 2022 / Comments Off on RPIC Policy Agenda – Improve Educational Attainment and Outcomes

While educational attainment has risen significantly in the last two decades, we continue to see a huge disparity in post-secondary education by race and ethnicity. White 25- to 29-year-olds are…

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RPIC Policy Agenda – Reduce Disparities in Health due to Social Drivers of Health

By Stephen Sills / May 16, 2022 / Comments Off on RPIC Policy Agenda – Reduce Disparities in Health due to Social Drivers of Health

The effects of systemic racism are visible throughout the health care system and in the disproportionately negative health outcomes among communities of color. Black patients fare significantly worse than whites in the categories including infant mortality and neonatal health; HIV/AIDS; cardiovascular disease; cancer screening and management; adult and child immunizations; diabetes; asthma; end-stage renal disease; nutritional risk; breast cancer; as well as anxiety, depression, and substance misuse.

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RPIC Policy Agenda – Increase Affordable, Fair, & Healthy Housing Options

By Stephen Sills / May 14, 2022 / Comments Off on RPIC Policy Agenda – Increase Affordable, Fair, & Healthy Housing Options

Rather than narrowing, the gap in homeownership rates by race has grown steadily over the last century. In 1900, the gap between white and Black homeownership was 27.6%, that gap has not improved in the last 121 years with U.S. Census Bureau data from April 2021 showing a 29.6% difference between white and Black homeowners. The relationship between income, housing, and wealth accumulation is interconnected.

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