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Action for Regional Equity (Action!)-a coalition of 18 Massachusetts equity organizations united to address continuing disparities in affordable housing, transportation investment, and environmental justice-has developed strategies to address the critical development challenges facing the Commonwealth. By recognizing the connection between these issues, Action! identifies policy solutions that share benefits and burdens of growth fairly across communities. Advancing regional equity involves reducing social and economic disparities among individuals, social groups, neighborhoods, and local jurisdictions throughout a metropolitan area. It means reversing patterns that have concentrated poverty, segregated communities, and limited opportunities for lower-income residents of the region. It means creating policies that value vital working class communities, strengthen a region, and benefit all of its residents. To achieve regional equity, it is necessary to:
In 2008, Action! will focus on critical issues in affordable housing and transportation equity, commencing with findings from its recently released reports on the opportunities to increase housing in nonprofit and community control, and ways to ensure equity in the growth of transit oriented development throughout the state.