City Shows Continuous Improvement in 2020 Equality Indicators Report | Local News

The highest scoring indicators were homelessness by veteran status, with a score of 93, and graduation by English proficiency, with a score of 82.

Business leaders by race, payday loans and banks by geography, and food deserts by geography were the lowest scoring indicators, with each scoring only 1 in 100.

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

Education, 46.22: Up 6 points compared to 2019, up 8.56 points compared to the 2018 reference.

Services, 43.44: up 4 points compared to 2019, up 6.67 points compared to the 2018 reference.

Economic opportunity, 30.78: up 0.89 points compared to 2019, up 0.78 points compared to the 2018 reference.

Public health, 43.78: no change compared to 2019, up 3.89 points compared to the 2018 reference.

Housing, 41.89: down 0.22 point compared to 2019, down 0.89 point compared to the 2018 reference.

Justice, 31.56: Down 2.33 points from 2019, down 3.78 points from the 2018 benchmark.

For the past two years, the Equality Indicators report has been released by the city in April or May. City officials have previously said this year’s report was delayed due to COVID-19.

Next week, the Mayor’s Office for Resilience and Equity and the Community Services Council will launch the Equality Indicators Learning Series: Data for Action.

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