City performance declined in 2021 Equality Indicators report; minorities faced inequalities during pandemic | Local news

“I’m grateful to have these metrics to measure where we were at and where we need to be to achieve our goals, many of which are now being achieved through a shift from siled approaches to community-based solutions. “

The Equality Indicators report focuses on six themes. Here are the ratings for each topic:

• Services, 41.56: Down 1.89 points compared to 2020, up 4.78 points compared to the 2018 reference.

• Public health, 41.44: down 2.33 points compared to 2020, up 1.56 points compared to 2018.

• Housing, 41.44: decrease of 0.78 points compared to 2020, up 2.78 compared to 2018.

• Education, 40.44: Down 5.78 points from 2020, up 2.78 from 2018.

• Economic opportunity, 39.56: Up 3.11 points compared to 2020, up 2.33 points compared to 2018.

• Justice, 30.78: down 0.78 points compared to 2020, down 4.56 points compared to 2018.

Some key findings from the impact report of the COVID-19 investigation said minority populations struggled during the pandemic.

“Over 15 percent of BIPOC respondents and 16 percent of immigrant respondents said they were unable to pay their rent or mortgage on time, including 3 percent of BIPOC respondents and 2.5 percent of immigrant respondents who reported being deported or facing deportation or seizure, ”the report states.

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