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 […]