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What is Economic Equity?

What is Economic Equity?

Economic equity is about how fairly resources and opportunities are distributed. It’s about creating conditions that allows everyone to reach their full potential.

Working to create inclusive economic conditions can be done in the areas of affordable housing, health equity and access to healthy food and physical activity, economic opportunity, transit, quality jobs, good schools, and equitable land use development.

A simple way to assess economic equity in our communities and institutions is to ask these three simple questions:

√ Can everyone participate and prosper?

√ Can everyone have a decent quality of life?

√ Can everyone contribute their fullest potential toward the well-being of the community?

Organizations that work for economic equity strive to promote access to education, health, and other public services, support the participation in decision-making and control of resources, ensure workplace fairness, and work to mitigate the effects of discrimination on opportunity due to gender, race, national origin, sexual orientation, ability, ethnicity, religion, medical condition, socio-economic status, and age.

How Our Member Organizations are Building Economic Equity:

  • Providing mental health, substance abuse, and medical care and housing to individuals who have barriers to care such as persons who have low incomes, or experiencing homelessness

  • Advocacy for affordable housing and inclusive development

  • Empowerment for people with disabilities to participate in their community through relationship building, community living, and supportive employment

  • Education and enrichment programs for children experiencing homelessness

 

We are grateful to our Member Organizations who are working to achieve Economic Equity in Greater Cincinnati.

Your support of these organizations is supporting our vision of a more just and equitable region for all.

Thank you!

 

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