We’re building tools, visualizations, and apps that support the movement for economic justice. Join our team of volunteer researchers, designers, coders, and data analysts to collaborate on tough problems and share new skills.
Tired of working on projects that are packaged and sold for profit? Help build open-source tools, visualizations, and apps targeted at boosting public policy outcomes and improving public policy implementation. We need your help to educate the public, amplify advocacy, and connect individuals to resources, working within TechEquity’s framework of structural change on housing and labor issues.
Build out version 2.0 of our tenant protections site, incorporating both state and local rent control laws in a comprehensive app that helps tenants understand their rights.
Refine our parcel-level model and visualization supporting the movement to close California’s corporate property tax loophole and restore billions of dollars per year to local budgets.
Create an open-source package of tools that helps organizations track, manage, and share their advocacy on crucial bills as they work their way through the California legislature.
Tell us a little about yourself and we’ll reach out about joining one of our project teams!
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households affected by rent control in California
currently before the California Legislature
in commercial property tax rate for worst offenders under Prop 13
“Through volunteer work on TechEquity’s rent control calculator, I’ve been able to dive headfirst into the tangle of local tenant protection laws, which has opened my eyes to the deep inequities and inadequate safety nets in my home state.
Collaborating with everyone from designers to lawyers has been a great learning experience in thoughtfully building a product for a good cause.”– Emily Thai, former civic tech volunteer