By: Bennito L. Kelty, Westword

Denver’s basic income pilot is changing lives! Over 800 Coloradans experiencing homelessness received direct cash payments with no strings attached. The one-year report shows a 45% increase in securing housing and reduced public service use.

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The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) has just released a comprehensive analysis of Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data spanning 40 years. The report reveals that despite laws against discriminatory lending practices, race-based exclusion from homeownership is still a harsh reality. Check out the full report now to learn more about this pressing issue.

By Bruce C. Mitchell, Jad Edlebi, Helen C.S. Meier, Jason Richardson, and Liang Chen,  NCRC

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Undeniably, discrimination, structural inequality, and biases in institutions are the root causes of the vast racial wealth gap in the United States.

By Ricardo Mimbela & Katie Duarte, ACLU

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Maui is facing a major housing crisis after the recent wildfires. Priority must be given to ensuring residents have basic needs and are not displaced from their native land.

By Audrey McAvoy and Claire Rush, AP News

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Native Americans continue to be disproportionately underrepresented in the U.S. economy, and barriers to mortgage loans perpetuate this inequity.

By Jason Richardson, NCRC

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Native American tribes across the US tapping into about $20 billion in pandemic relief for economic and social recovery project is but a fraction of the resources, lands and traditions that was stolen from them.

By Sri Taylor, Bloomberg

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The devaluing of Black lives and property perpetuates racial inequality.

By Samantha Fields, Marketplace

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By Sarah Hall, https://invisiblepeople.tv

A recent study found that street sweeps of homeless encampments may be harmful to the health of people experiencing homelessness. Municipal agencies clear out encampments and dispose of everything they find there, including survival gear, food, phones, money, personal mail, and even the ashes of loved ones.

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By Joe Davidson, The Washington Post

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by WI Guest Author, The Washington Informer

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