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Research Fellowship

TechEquity Collaborative is a start-up nonprofit based in Oakland, California. We envision a world where a growing tech-driven economy creates opportunity for everyone and where tech-sector employees and companies are engaged and active participants in making our communities better places to live. Our mission is to build a movement of… Read More

Contract Working Conditions in Tech: What’s It Really Like?

This article is the first in our series on the Contract Worker Disparity Project. Over the next few months, we’ll be sharing our insights and learnings from first-person interviews with contract workers and our industry-wide contract worker survey. To learn more about the project, check out our… Read More

AD-18 Candidate Forum

Now that Rob Bonta is taking up the helm as Attorney General, his District 18 seat in the California Assembly is up for a vote. On Thursday, June 3rd at 4:30pm, we’ll be hosting a virtual AD-18 Candidate Forum. Join us to learn more about the candidates for the AD-18… Read More

What’s the California Legislature Doing for Housing?

We know the housing crisis can be complex; on top of that, understanding what the California legislature is planning to address the crisis can be overwhelming. That’s why Megan and Hannah are breaking down everything you need to know about the State Senate Housing Package and the Renters Protection Acts… Read More

Black Homeownership and the Racial Housing Divide – Recording

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 have stood in the… Read More

The End of Single-Family Zoning? – Recording

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

5 Reasons Why Single-Family Zoning Sucks

We all know that housing policy in the United States has been racist since its inception. From the false promise of 40 acres and a mule to blatantly segregated neighborhoods, the ability to have stable housing has been offered handily to white people, at the expense of Black, Indigenous,… Read More

Housing 101: The Three Ps

So you’re interested in learning more about solutions to the housing crisis in California, and you’re not sure where to start? Here’s a quick primer on the guiding principles we’re using to build housing solutions. Read More

Thank You! – CWDP Sign-up Confirmation

Thank you for signing up to get updates on the Contract Worker Disparity Project! You’ll get first look at our research highlights and ways to get involved. In the meantime, you can get started… Read More

Announcing the Contract Worker Disparity Project

Despite worldwide pandemic-driven economic calamity over the past year, the tech industry has continued to boom. But the wide perception that tech workers prospered during shelter-in-place isn’t a fully accurate depiction. The reality is that a large proportion of these workers—the temps, vendors and contractors (or TVCs) who are classified… Read More