What We Work For
We work to create equitable, inclusive, prosperous, and diverse communities for all people.
Years of racial and income segregation, concentrated poverty in place, spatial mismatches, cost and affordability pressures, and civic and community capacity challenges, have led to numerous difficulties for families with low incomes.
How We Do It
The Mixed-Income Strategic Alliance works to create equitable, inclusive, diverse, mixed-income places. We pursue results with rigor and focus through communities of practice and learning networks, strategic advising and consultation, and research and tool development.
We seek nothing less than transformative change in places and with people who have been marginalized and disenfranchised by policy and investment.
The conditions of “place”—housing, transportation/infrastructure, community-economic development, workforce/asset development, and cross-sector leadership capacity—are inextricably connected to the outcomes of “people.” This concept drives our work.
Our results-oriented approach incorporates resources and tools into the approaches we take to achieve the best possible results. We also focus on the “unfinished business” of mixed-income, place-based development which has an explicit focus on the racial equity and inclusion challenges of these methods. We will pilot and demonstrate new approaches to creating more equitable, inclusive communities.
We hope to fundamentally shift programs, practices, and policies related to building equitable, inclusive, mixed-income communities for all.