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Changing Mindsets: Lessons from the first three years of SPARCC

Click here to download the full report. Click here to download the executive summary. Since its formation in 2017, the Strong, Prosperous, and Resilient Communities Challenge (SPARCC) has had an exacting goal – help shift decades of racially discriminatory policies and investments that have resulted in harmful disparities in health and climate resilience in communities […]

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SPARCC LA Bolsters Community Organizing in Los Angeles

SPARCC provides a path to building “the muscle of collaboration” for more equitable investments in LA communities As the city of Inglewood plans for construction of three major sports arenas, the developments are ushering in new shops, restaurants, hotels, parks, and high-end housing, leading to the gentrification of the area and potential displacement of over […]

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A New Approach to Preventing Displacement in the Bay Area

Community organizations and fast capital are integral to building and preserving affordable housing in the Bay Area Last spring in Oakland—an epitome for the nation’s affordable housing crisis—Bay Area for All (BA4A) was hoping to prevent two families in East Oakland from being displaced by an institutional investor. The investor had purchased the families’ homes […]

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Momentum Grows for Renters’ Rights Amid Housing Crisis

By Sasha Forbes Millions of people living in the U.S. are struggling to secure one of the most basic of human needs – a home for themselves and their families, but action to reinforce renters’ rights in several states is bringing hope in the fight to secure housing as a human right. Oregon, for example, […]

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SPARCC’ing Change Where We Work: The Power of Funding Transformation

A formal assessment by the Center for Community Health and Evaluation (CCHE) takes a look at SPARCC’s mid-initiative progress, with trends aligning with a report by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s (FRBSF) community development research team, Testing our Hypotheses. Read the full CCHE report here. Much like the FRBSF’s findings, this report: Highlights […]

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