Showing posts with label #racialequity. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #racialequity. Show all posts

Thursday, January 18, 2024

🏠 IMSPARK: A Pacific Future with Fair and Equitable Access to Homeownership 🏠

🏠 Imagine… A Pacific Future with Fair and Equitable Access to Homeownership 🏠

💡 Imagined Endstate: 

A region that has fostered a culture of inclusion and diversity, where everyone has equal opportunity to build wealth and stability through homeownership.



Brown, J. R., & Cookson, J. A. (2024). Lender-reported reasons for mortgage denials don’t explain racial disparities. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. 

💥 What’s the Big Deal: 

The article by Brown and Cookson (2024) reveals that Black and Hispanic applicants are more likely to be denied mortgages than White applicants, even after controlling for income, credit score, and other factors. 🏦  The authors find that the lender-reported reasons for denials, such as debt-to-income ratio, credit history, and collateral, do not fully account for the racial gap in mortgage outcomes. 🌈 This suggests that there may be other factors at play, such as discrimination, bias, or structural barriers, that prevent people of color from accessing homeownership.

Homeownership is a key source of wealth and economic security for many Americans, especially in the Pacific region, where housing prices are high and rising. 🏘️ However, the racial gap in homeownership has persisted for decades, contributing to the racial wealth gap and intergenerational inequality. 📈 By addressing the root causes of mortgage denials and ensuring fair and equitable access to homeownership, the Pacific region can empower more people of color to achieve their financial goals and improve their quality of life.

#homeownership,#racialequity, #Mortgage,#WealthGap,#Pacific,#Poverty, #Inequality, #Participatory,#RICEWEBB, #IMSPARK,

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

🚗IMSPARK: Solving School Bus Driving Shortages🚗

🚗Imagine... Solving School Bus Driving Shortages🚗

💡 Imagined Endstate:  

All students have access to safe, reliable, and equitable transportation to school, supported by well-paid and respected bus drivers.

📚 Source:

Hickey, S. M., & Cooper, D. (2022, February 3). Raising pay in public K–12 schools is critical to solving staffing shortages. Economic Policy Institute

🔗 Link:

Read Here 

💥 What's the Big Deal:

School bus drivers are essential workers who face low wages,🦸 pandemic risks, and challenging conditions. They deserve better compensation and investment💰from state and local governments, school districts, and communities.🏢Improving bus driver jobs and solving staffing shortages are not only important for the welfare and success of students,🌀but also for advancing racial and gender equity.


🌀IMSPARK: Resilient Communities - Pacific Islands Mapping a Safer Tomorrow🌀 (VIDEO)

🌀IMSPARK: Resilient Communities - Pacific Islands Mapping a Safer Tomorrow🌀  (VIDEO) 💡Imagined Endstate: Imagine a future where every Pac...