Creating a culture of equity, inclusion, and belonging
One Lincoln works to realize the vision of a community where people of every race, religion, culture, class, age, ability, and identity feel understood, enjoy a true sense of belonging, and experience equal opportunity to reach their full human potential. One Lincoln champions community policies, practices, and culture change initiatives that advance equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as efforts that foster individual community members’ personal journeys of awareness and transformation through conversations on topics like discrimination. One Lincoln recognizes that we create transformed, inclusive new realities by becoming transformed, inclusive people.
One Lincoln promotes the well-being of every resident through affordable housing initiatives, tenant assistance, and policies and programs to ensure healthy outcomes for children and families. The initiative seeks to ensure that the city’s workforce is diverse and representative; that no one is discriminated against in employment, housing, and public accommodations; that discrimination complaints are handled fairly and expeditiously; and that unfair inequities in the community are addressed and reduced.
Equity in City Policies, Budgets, and Services
Health Equity Initiatives
- Healthy Homes Program
The City of Lincoln has received over $3.4 million from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to address lead paint and other hazards such as mold, ventilation, and lead pipes in 165 Lincoln homes over 5 years. This program is a partnership between the City’s Urban Development Department, the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department, and 12 community-based organizations to ensure healthy homes for Lincoln’s children.
- COVID-19 response & vaccine equity
Building a Culture of Inclusion and Belonging
Equity in City Operations
- The City of Lincoln has partnered with Inclusive Communities to provide training for City employees on workplace inclusion and respecting diverse identities.
- The One Lincoln City Employee Advisory Board engages supports the City’s internal diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
- The Mayor’s proposed 2021-2022 budget includes funding for a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Administrator. This staff person will work to ensure that City Hall reflects and can meet the needs of the diverse communities we serve.