Reports

Reports

The Mel King Institute report library houses research reports and policy briefs relevant to the community development sector from organizations all over the country.

  • Author: Amee Chew & Sarah Treuhaft | Year: 2019
    Description:

    Amid the worst renter crisis in a generation, it is time for policymakers to respond to the call for rent control to protect renters from skyrocketing rents and displacement. Rent control has tremendous payoff: if the rent control policies being debated right now in six states and two cities become reality, 12.7 million renter households will be stabilized. If adopted by states nationwide, 42 million households could be stabilized.

    Produced in Collaboration between PolicyLink, the Center for Popular Democracy, and the Right To The City Alliance.

  • Author: Jessica Santos & Meg Lovejoy; Institute on Assets and Social Policy in Partnership with National CAPACD & Hawaiian Community Assets | Year: 2019
    Description:

    Empowerment Economics is a multi-generational and culturally responsive approach to financial capability developed by and for low-income AAPIs and other communities of color. This preliminary evaluation framework makes visible the innovative approaches and potential outcomes associated with Empowerment Economics. IASP developed this framework with National CAPACD and HCA through a review of the current research on financial capability evaluation. The framework explores the program and evaluation practices of thirteen regionally diverse AAPI-led community based organizations and presents other metrics that build from dialogue with National CAPACD staff and advisors.

  • Author: Ofronama Biu, Senior Research Associate at Building Movement Project (BMP) | Year: 2019
    Description:

    This report reveals that women of color encounter systemic obstacles to their advancement over and above the barriers faced by white women and men of color. Education and training are not the solution—women of color with high levels of education are more likely to be in administrative roles and are more likely to report frustrations about inadequate and inequitable salaries. BMP’s call to action focuses on systems change, organizational change, and individual support for women of color in the sector.  

  • Author: CEDAC; Prepared by CSH: Chelsea Ross, Christi Staples & Cheryl Winter | Year: 2019
    Description:

    The report offers insight into the impact permanent supportive housing has on housing stability, employment and income, access to community health and social services, with positive outcomes in projects with a wide variety of staffing ratios, housing stabilization strategies, and partnership models.