PolicyLink is a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity.

PolicyLink believes that the most effective solutions are developed by those closest to the challenges. With local and national partners, PolicyLink is highlighting talented practices, supporting advocacy campaigns, and helping to bridge the traditional divide between local communities and policymaking at the local, regional, state, and national levels.

When implementing and developing strategies, PolicyLink aims to ensure that everyone—including low-income communities of color—can contribute to and benefit from local and regional growth and development. Among PolicyLink’s approaches is equitable development. Equitable development is grounded in four principles: the integration of people and place; reduction of local and regional disparities; promotion of “double bottom line” investments; and ensuring meaningful voice, participation, and leadership from community members. This framework is used to promote a range of economic and social issues, including achieving the fair distribution of affordable housing throughout regions, equity in public investment, and community strategies to improve health.

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