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Housing Insecurity Persists For Renters of Color Amid the Covid-19 Pandemic

A newly released report, in conjunction with the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative, the UCLA Asian American Studies Center, and the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, finds that Latino and Asian households in California are behind on rent and lag in access to state rent assistance program. Using data from the US Census Bureau’s […]

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 […]

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Asian American Businesses: The Impacts of Anti-Asian Racism, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has had enormous economic and social impacts. The pandemic also created social problems, particularly the rise of anti-Asian hate. Restaurants and shops in Chinatown were among the first to feel the effects, with owners witnessing a decline as early as February 2020. The origins of the pandemic and anti-Asian racism were very […]

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Keeping the Stove On: COVID-19 and Utility Debt

New research from UCLA Luskin collaborators finds that gas bill debt—unpaid bills for heating and cooking gas—is unevenly distributed among many Californians. The report, co-authored by the Center for Neighborhood Knowledge in partnership with the Latino Policy and Politics Initiative (LPPI) and the Luskin Center for Innovation, highlights the extent and consequences of this debt. […]

Asian American Businesses: Identifying Gaps and Supporting Recovery 2021

A majority of Asian American-owned businesses in Southern California faced financial losses, closures, and staff reductions during the pandemic, and many of those struggled to access state, federal, or local aid, our new policy brief with the Asian Business Association of Los Angeles and the UCLA Asian American Studies Center reveals. The brief focused on the ABA […]

The Lens: HIV Prevalence and COVID-19 Vulnerabilities

The COVID-19 pandemic has renewed concerns about social and structural factors related to health disparities, including those related to HIV. As a partial response to an urgent need to understand whether elevated risk of COVID-19 disease and mortality among persons living with HIV (PLWH) results from related risk behaviors, a higher burden of comorbidities, and/or […]