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How Cities are Using Community-Based Workers for Effective Contact Tracing

As we continue the battle against COVID-19, public health authorities are urging cities to increase their contact tracing efforts. “Contact tracing is key to slowing the spread of COVID-19 and helps protect you, your family, and your community,” according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. But identifying people who have tested positive for …
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Wendy Mateo-Pascual: Advocating for Latino Civic Engagement in her Community

Wendy Mateo-Pascual is passionate about helping Latino immigrants. She understands how difficult it is to move to a new country and adapt to the culture, because she herself is an immigrant from the Dominican Republic. Over the last two decades, Wendy Mateo-Pascual has worked in the Charlotte, N.C., area by leading several organizations and committees …
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Through Shared Ownership, Community Land Trusts Can Help Retain Housing Affordability

The prospect of homeownership remains out of reach for many Latinos as incomes fail to keep up with rising property values. The community land trust model is a shared ownership model designed to protect people, neighborhoods, and businesses at risk of gentrification and displacement due to development and the upward pressure of urban land markets. …
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Building a Community-Based Workforce to Address COVID-19 Recovery, Public Safety

Too many social welfare tasks fall to armed police officers. As local leaders discuss COVID-19 recovery plans, they need to consider how to address these social welfare issues in tandem with economic issues. Many cities are exploring how to reform or reimagine police. This often includes partnering with community-based social, behavioral, and mental health services. …
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For COVID-19 Recovery, Invest in People and Places

Helping families recover from the economic impact of COVID-19 requires far more than a paycheck, particularly when already underfunded social services and transit agencies face budget cuts. To build resilience after COVID-19, cities need to invest in people and in places. More specifically, cities need to build a community-based workforce to ramp up social services, …
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