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Equity Office

The City of Austin’s Equity Office provides leadership, guidance, and insight on equity to improve the quality of life for Austinites. We work to achieve the vision of making Austin the most livable city in the nation for all.

The Office strives to build and sustain a culture of equity across the city.

This requires tackling tough issues such as institutional racism and implicit bias. Creating a culture of equity will ensure we are meeting the needs of all residents.

 

Racism in the COVID-19 Pandemic

The impact of the current pandemic continues to fall most heavily on Austin's communities of color. Black and LatinX community members continue to be infected, suffer serious symptoms, and die at rates far above those of White people, while data for our Asian community fail to account for the differences in experience and impact for the diverse groups that have come to be called Asian.

In addition, there is a continuing and growing incidence of anti-Asian racism nationally and in our community. If you have experienced racial harrassment or violence, you can report those here. By reporting this information, you will be helping us track and respond as we move forward.

Learn More and Get Involved

In order to learn more about the work of the Equity Office, please check our Equity Action Team Dashboard. On this Dashboard, you can learn more about how we define equity, how we began as an Office, and how you can help us make Austin the most livable city in the country for ALL.