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Reducing Segregation & Inequality Across the Region

Our region is one of the most segregated parts of the United States and has some of the highest levels of income inequality. RPA analyzes the scope of these structural inequities and works with partners to address them.

None of this happened by chance, none of this is a coincidence. It’s rather an accumulation of policy decisions made over several generations.”


Manchester Connecticut
RPA joined the Connecticut Department of Housing and partners across the state to create this guidebook to help towns create strong affordable housing plans.
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Aileen Devlin Long Island
RPA offers updated profiles on the demographics and housing characteristics of every Long Island city, town, and village in an easily accessible format.
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Be Neighbor Pattern
We can create hundreds of thousands of new homes in the region just by allowing accessory dwelling units (ADUs) and conversions of large single-family homes to two- or three-family homes.
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Pushed Out
Over the past decades, New York City and much of the surrounding region has experienced a remarkable turnaround. But this success has come at a price. This report focuses on the impact of rising rents and neighborhood change on low and moderate-income households.
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How do planning decisions such as investment in a subway line, the creation of a park or the redevelopment of a neighborhood affect health outcomes decades later? This report seeks to add to our understanding of the health impacts of long term urban planning decisions.
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Zoned One Family Lefferts isolated Be My Neighbor Report2
Now that New York City is rezoning for affordable housing in SoHo/NoHo, here are the five neighborhoods the city should target next.
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Segregation Opportunty in Housing 1967 Regional Plan Association
Housing segregation in our region did not happen by chance. It is the result of accumulated policy decisions over multiple generations. To address this, we first must acknowledge and understand this history.
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Affordable housing soho noho new york city
When it comes to building more affordable housing in the region, we need as much as we can get. But we also need to build it in a smart and equitable way.
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A new proposed regulation from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development fails to recognize the historic and current relationship between segregation, inequality, and spatial planning.
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From the Archive

Housing Segregation
Racial separation in the region is very strong: less than 10 percent of census tracts are racially​“balanced,” that is, have about the regional average proportion of black families. Blacks are substantially under-represented in more than 70 percent, and substantially over-represented in about 20 percent of census tracts.
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