Entries by CNK Staff

Ong on Lack of Socioeconomic Mobility in South L.A.

CNK Director Paul Ong was featured in a Los Angeles Times article about long-standing barriers to socioeconomic mobility in South Los Angeles. For decades, residents of South Los Angeles have faced a lack of employment opportunities, housing and labor discrimination, and subpar education access. “If you look overall and compare it over a half-century, it’s […]

Pandemic Perpetuates Economic Inequality, Ong Finds

CNK Director Paul Ong spoke to USA Today about the impact of the pandemic on economic mobility and prosperity, particularly within communities of color. According to data from the Census Bureau, economic prospects improved for Americans across racial and ethnic demographics in the second half of the 2010s, but the pandemic halted much of that […]

Asian population overcount masks community nuances

According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s report card on how accurately it counted the U.S. population in 2020, it showed that Asians were overcounted at a higher rate than any other group. White residents were overcounted by 0.6%, and white residents who aren’t Hispanic were overcounted by 1.6%. The Black population was undercounted by 3.3%, those […]

Housing crisis, pandemic reshaping Southern California population

CNK Director Paul Ong spoke to the Riverside Press-Enterprise about demographic shifts in Southern California as a result of the pandemic and the affordable housing crisis. The population of Los Angeles County has been declining for years as part of a statewide mass migration from coastal to inland counties and into other states. The pandemic […]

Ong on Reforms to Uphold Census Integrity

CNK Director Paul Ong recently spoke to the Associated Press about ways to address flaws in how the U.S. Census is conducted. The Census Bureau found that Black, Hispanic, American Indian, and other minority residents were undercounted at greater rates in 2020 than in the previous decade, prompting discussion about ways to better measure changes in the U.S. population. […]

Patterns of Corporate Ownership of Single Family Home Rentals: San Joaquin County

In this brief, CNK researchers analyze the trends, ownership patterns and geographic distribution of single family home (SFH) rentals in San Joaquin County and Stockton. The rise of SFH rentals since the foreclosure crisis (approximately from late 2007 to 2014) has been a major concern to many community groups in low-income neighborhoods because of the […]

Screening Method and Map for Evaluating Transportation Access Disparities and Other Built Environment-Related Determinants of Health

This report documents UCLA Center for Neighborhood Knowledge’s development of a statewide database and data/mapping portal that displays census-tract level information related to transportation disparities. The selected indicators are based on the existing literature and previous research on the causes, characteristics, and consequences of transportation inequality. The project covers vehicle ownership, public transit, active transportation, […]

Launch of Movement Hub Website with AAPI Civic Engagement Fund

With the AAPI Civic Engagement Fund, we at CNK are thrilled to announce the recent launch of Movement Hub! Movement Hub is aimed to connect communities with relevant resources and amplify the grassroots efforts of activists and organizations nationwide. The Hub currently houses curated resources for AAPI organizers, activists, and community members and is intended […]