Racial Impact Study Coalition

WE WON! The Coalition celebrates the passage of Int. 1572-B, which has led to the creation of a citywide equitable development data tool, a citywide displacement risk index, and racial equity reports for proposed land use actions. Read more about the legislation here, our coalition’s story here, and our press release about the passage of this historic legislation here.

The Racial Impact Study Coalition is working to ensure that the City of New York meaningfully considers racial impacts in making major land use decisions. We are a coalition of neighborhood, community-based, and planning groups. Collectively, we represent all five boroughs, most of the communities that have been impacted by City-initiated rezonings in recent years, and a wide spectrum of New York residents. We share a commitment to protecting our communities from racialized displacement and expanding permanently affordable housing to all neighborhoods.