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The End of Single-Family Zoning?

For the last century, local housing regulations have cemented racist and exclusionary zoning across the country. Single-family zoning worsens affordability by constricting housing supply, contributes to skyrocketing rents and home prices, and cements de facto segregation by preventing lower-income households from joining (and benefiting from) high-opportunity neighborhoods. Single-family homes and… Read More

Black Homeownership and the Racial Housing Divide

Homeownership is considered the epitome of the American Dream; it not only implies housing stability, but is also a key factor in building generational wealth. However, this dream is largely inaccessible to Black Americans; our long-standing history of systematic racism, redlining, segregation, and exclusionary housing policies has been standing in… Read More

The Model Minority Myth: How Anti-Asian Racism Persists in Tech

In the past year, hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders increased nearly 150% across the U.S.; Former President Trump and other Americans used racist and discriminatory rhetoric to blame the AAPI community for the COVID-19 pandemic. The recent spike in unprovoked acts of anti-Asian violence sheds… Read More

The Future of California Policy: A Roundtable with Elected Officials

It’s 2021; new year, new legislative session for California. As we’re (hopefully) nearing the end of the pandemic, our elected officials are reckoning with not only the fallout from the last year, but also the decades-long buildup to the affordability crisis we’re experiencing today. What can our legislators do to… Read More

Algorithms, Bias, and Housing

Technology has innovated nearly every aspect of our lives, but such innovation can have unexpected social and economic costs. Take algorithms into account. We have computers all around us predicting and calculating from what products we should buy to which candidate advances to the next hiring round.When data is used… Read More

Tech & Labor Unions

In recent years, tech workers have rapidly strengthened their organizing power to make their voices heard at some of the world’s most powerful companies, pushing companies to abide by a stronger code of ethical behavior. In 2018 thousands of Google employees participated in a worldwide walkout, in 2019 Palantir employees… Read More

What Will a Biden Administration Do for Labor?

Now that we’ll have a more labor-friendly executive branch, and with the fight over the status of gig workers far from resolved, we’re asking: what will a Biden administration do for labor? Join us on Thursday, January 28th, for an overview of labor issues across the country and to learn what… Read More

What Will a Biden Administration Do for Housing?

With more people living on the street, a looming eviction crisis, and a lack of affordable housing nationwide, a lot of us are wondering—what will Biden do for housing? Join us on Thursday, January 21st, for an overview of housing issues across the country and to learn what policies the Biden… Read More