May 8 has been working with NYU Furman Center’s Housing Solutions Lab since 2022 to develop innovative and equitable local housing solutions for 16 cities.  The program aims to help city leaders advance effective housing policies that promote racial equity; increase access to opportunity; and improve health and well-being for residents. May 8 engages with the city teams to strategize on emerging and longstanding policy challenges and provide customized technical assistance, data analysis, and evaluation support to address their local priorities. The communities were chosen following a national Call for Applications, and each selected city exhibited a strong commitment to advancing equitable housing policy in partnership with stakeholders. This is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-supported initiative.