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With a new fund and working in partnership with donors, nonprofits, philanthropy and others, we join Greater Boston in taking on the inequities made evident by COVID-19.COVID-19 Response Fund
Cheryl Dorsey, President of Echoing Green, and Orlando C. Watkins, Vice President for Programs at the Boston Foundation, will discuss Cheryl’s research on racial bias in funding, Orlando’s efforts to tackle the issue as a Black executive in philanthropy and how the philanthropic sector in Greater Boston can reform its funding practices with a racial equity lens.
The third in a series of Greater Boston Housing Report Card Research Briefs will look at the economic recovery and the future of housing in Boston.
The third installment of the Greater Boston Housing Report Card 2020 series looks at the looming challenges facing housing equity and stability even after the COVID-19 pandemic, and floats some policy ideas for protecting renters, landlords and homeownersDownload the report
Boston Indicators teams up with the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center and the Economic Security Project to explore how an expansion of the state Earned Income Tax Credit could provide a guaranteed income stream, and improved financial security, to over 1.7 million Massachusetts residents in families earning less than $70,000 per year.Download the report
In the second installment of the Greater Boston Housing Report Card report series, researchers from the UMass Donahue Institute highlight the links between decades of housing inequity and lack of affordability and the spread of COVID-19 in 2020.Download the report
A new study from the Housing Discrimination Testing Program at Suffolk University Law School, supported by the Boston Foundation, finds strong evidence of discrimination against Black and lower-income renters by agents and housing providers in Boston.Download the report
The Boston Indicators team and partners from the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center and the Economica Security Project discuss a big idea for giving hundreds of thousands of state residents a guaranteed minimum income - and a ready-made vehicle to do it.View video
The results of a major report funded by the Boston Foundation and the Racial Justice Fund, with research led by the Suffolk University Law School Housing Discrimination Testing Program and Analysis Group, Inc., revealed such extreme degrees of race and voucher discrimination in the Greater Boston rental market that it surprised even the researchers.View video
In a wide-ranging discussion, Vice President for Programs Orlando Watkins and others talked with Andre Perry of the Brookings Institution about the insights and revelations in his new book, "Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America's Black Cities," and what Boston can and should learn from it.View video