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United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:

Empower inclusive, productive, and resilient cities.

Transform governance and technologies for sustainable development.

Achieve gender equality, social inclusion, and human rights for all.  

Does our community have:

  • Adequate (meets standards), affordable housing for all members of the community?
  • A plan for population growth in terms of numbers of housing units, zoning, and services (i.e., water, electricity) to neighborhoods?
  • Adequate services (water, sewer, sanitation, electricity) to support all members of the community?


  • Are there policies in place (and are they enforced) to ensure equitable lending to people applying to obtain home mortgages?
  • Are there policies in place (and are they enforced) to ensure that people seeking to rent are not denied housing due to discrimination?

Shelter and Housing for Marginalized Populations

  • What policies and programs serve to provide temporary shelter and long-term housing for the homeless population?
  • What community groups exist to help alleviate suffering around issues of shelter?
  • How does our community ensure against “environmental racism” (low-income or minority communities in proximity to environmentally hazardous or degraded environments, such as toxic waste, pollution and urban decay)?
  • Is adequate shelter available in our community for marginalized groups?
  • Are evaluations and compliance reviews conducted regularly?  Are there peer-to-peer resources available?
    • Released prison inmates
    • Sex offenders
    • Mentally ill
    • Physically, developmentally, or emotionally disabled
    • Unemployed or underemployed
    • Victims of domestic violence
    • Immigrants
    • Migrant workers
    • People recovering from addictions or illnesses
    • Orphans and other “street kids”
    • Elderly poor

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