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Jimmy Thomson

19 May 2021

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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Canadian cities lack the housing supply to keep up with demand and zoning laws are partly to blame. Land is designated specifically for single-family homes, which is the least efficient use of space, generates the low...

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Ambika Chawla

14 May 2021

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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An initiative to bring solar power to public housing in D.C. is helping residents of Jubilee Housing. Community solar, which shares the electricity generated amongst multiple households, makes solar energy an affordab...

The Real News Network

Jaisal Noor

13 May 2021

United States

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Worker-run co-ops in the food industry and in the care sector, industries hard hit by COVID-19, have proved resilient in weathering the pandemic. Some, like Cooperative Home Care Associates, partnered with other co-op...

Christian Science Monitor

Erika Page

10 May 2021

Richmond, California, United States

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A bicycle shop owned cooperatively by its worker-owners is also a nonprofit that serves its community in a number of ways. Rich City Rides plans wellness events and programs in California in addition to social bike ri...

WCNC-TV

Nate Morabito

8 May 2021

North Carolina, United States

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As COVID-19 forced some low cost and free clinics to use telemedicine to treat patients it became clear that it was an efficient and convenient way to reduce unnecessary trips to the emergency room and meet the immedi...

Boulder Weekly

Caitlin Rockett

6 May 2021

Boulder, Colorado, United States

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In land-scarce Boulder, where high demand has priced many people out of the housing market, government-funded affordable housing has used human-focused design to look every bit as attractive as more expensive housing....

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Jared Brey

4 May 2021

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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The Legacy Resident Retention program is helping longtime homeowners remain in their homes despite rising taxes and property values in Atlanta, Georgia. The program aims to mitigate gentrification and displacement as ...

WCNC-TV

Nate Morabito

4 May 2021

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

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The Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy uses limited funding to provide lawyers to renters facing eviction. Preventing homelessness is more cost effective than providing services for people experiencing homelessness, ...

The New York Times

Patricia Cohen

27 April 2021

Oklahoma, United States

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SEED for Oklahoma Kids is a statewide effort to help newer generations climb the educational ladder and build assets. Parents are offered $1,000 in their newborn's name and set aside in a college savings account, dest...

Boulder Weekly

Angela K. Evans

15 April 2021

Boulder County, Colorado, United States

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Almost since housing costs shot up in Boulder County in recent decades, the city of Boulder and surrounding communities have used a variety of methods to protect working-class residents from being priced out of a luxu...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Courtney Duchene

5 April 2021

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Four local organizations have teamed up to provide $15 million in loans for the Latinx community in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. The affordable loans have gone to affordable housing, small businesses, ...

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Oscar Perry Abello

30 March 2021

New York, New York, United States

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Community banking empowers marginalized communities that are not able to secure financing for homes and businesses through traditional financing. Establishing community banks allows members of these communities to byp...

New Telegraph

Samson Akintaro

25 March 2021

Obawole, Lagos State, Nigeria

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Agency banking and point-of-sales terminals provide financial services to Obawole, a community under-served by banks despite its proximity to Nigeria's banking center. Agents are third parties representing banks. They...

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Adina Solomon

24 March 2021

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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Renters in Atlanta’s DeKalb County were given the opportunity to buy their homes at below-market values. Instead of selling homes to the highest bidders, a development company that bought the 72 homes sought to preven...

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Oscar Perry Abello

23 March 2021

Jackson, Mississippi, United States

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Beneficiaries of a guaranteed income program in Mississippi have received monthly cash payments that they are free to spend however they need to. Known as Magnolia Mothers, the program has allowed mothers to pay off d...

The Pointer

Nida Zafar

18 March 2021

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

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Older electronics are being refurbished and redistributed to those in need by Renewed Computer Technology. The federally funded, Canadian nonprofit collected 13,500 computers and laptops last year for schools, librari...

BBC

Hannah Gelbart

16 March 2021

Togo

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Togo distributed money to people in need, including informal sector workers, by identifying them using machine learning. Algorithms search satellite photos for clues of poverty, using measures like building density, a...

Bloomberg CityLab

Sarah Holder

5 March 2021

Stockton, California, United States

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A guaranteed income pilot program in Stockton increased full-time employment rates among recipients. Cash payments improved mental health and gave participants the stability, bandwidth, and time to apply and interview...

The Atlantic

Annie Lowrey

3 March 2021

Stockton, California, United States

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A pilot project provided residents who made less than the median income in Stockton, California, with monthly cash payments. The extra money helped recipients secure employment, avoid housing instability, handle unexp...

The 19th

Chabeli Carrazana

22 February 2021

Jackson, Mississippi, United States

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Guaranteed income pilot programs have created a crucial safety net, especially for women of color who have experienced poverty disproportionately after the onset of the pandemic. The once-fringe idea has gained popula...

Yes! Magazine

Isabella Garcia

17 February 2021

Seattle, Washington, United States

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An Equitable Development Initiative was launched as a result of a racial equity analysis that gauged the effect that Seattle’s economic growth would have on communities of color. Funding for the initiative has gone to...

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Oscar Perry Abello

16 February 2021

Oakland, California, United States

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Firebrand Artisan Breads hires people with high barriers to employment, such as people experiencing homelessness or who were formerly incarcerated. The higher-than-minimum-wage starting salary, paid time off, and insu...

Yes! Magazine

Iris M. Crawford

10 February 2021

Georgia, United States

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Two climate coalitions led by BIPOC have strengthened their communities by empowering diverse stakeholders to address social inequities. The coalitions are engaging and centering the voices of Black, Indigenous and pe...

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Adina Solomon

9 February 2021

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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A new model for community-owned real estate is attempting to bridge the racial wealth gap and build neighborhood wealth in Atlanta. Instead of watching prime real estate go to investors who would hold onto the buildin...

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Emily Nonko

9 February 2021

Seattle, Washington, United States

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A collective of artists in Seattle bought real estate for a community center with the help of city funding. Known as Black and Tan Hall, the space drew funding and sweat equity from community members who sought a safe...

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