Entries by Silvia R. González

Economic Impacts of the COVID-19 Crisis in Orange County

Orange County’s low-income and immigrant neighborhoods and communities of color are most at risk of not receiving state and federal unemployment benefits, according to a new report, authored by Virginia Parks, professor and chair of urban planning and public policy; Douglas Houston, associate professor of urban planning and public policy, CNK Director Paul Ong; and Youjin B. Kim, UCI doctoral student […]

Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on California’s most vulnerable communities

CNK’s latest research briefs on vulnerable neighborhoods and those left behind by the CARES Act will be showcased at the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative’s webinar to discuss the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on California’s most vulnerable communities. Participants will include California State Controller Betty Yee, Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo and Dr. Carmen Rojas, President […]

Neighborhood Inequality in Shelter-in-Place Burden: Impacts of COVID-19 in Los Angeles

Across the United States, the COVID-19 crisis has exposed and deepened race and class inequalities. What is less known is how these inequalities are manifested at the level of neighborhoods. A new report in a collaboration between CNK Director Paul Ong and colleagues, and the Institute on Inequality and Democracy at UCLA Luskin, examines the […]

Left Behind During a Global Pandemic

Fifty-six percent of Latino-majority neighborhoods in Los Angeles County have a high proportion of residents at high risk for not receiving individual relief funds from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, known as the CARES Act, according to our report, in partnership with UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative. The findings provide […]

COVID-19 and LA’s At-Risk Workers

Our new report in partnership with the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative and Ong & Associates, found that neighborhoods with significant Latino and Asian-American populations in Los Angeles County are particularly vulnerable to economic uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic due to workforce concentration in service and retail jobs that have been severely affected during […]

Sweeping in Change

Janitors play a crucial role in our economy while also being some of the most exploited workers. Our new report documents the challenges facing janitors in Florida and how they’re fighting back.  This report situates the experiences of office janitors within South Florida’s real estate market, primarily Miami. The report analyses statistics published by sources […]

Transportation Disparities, Sustainability & Health

In partnership with the UC California Initiative for Health Equity & Action, the Center for Neighborhood Knowledge is developing a user guide to support health and health policy stakeholders design data-informed programs and policies that address transportation and health disparities. This project is based on research funded by the California Air Resource Board (CARB) to […]