Environmental Justice

Last Updated: 
Nov 16, 2016

Environmental Justice looks beyond the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to examine the effects of federally funded programs on low-income and other vulnerable populations and help ensure no disproportionate impacts occur on those populations.

PSRC’s Environmental Justice Demographic Profile identifies geographic areas and populations of people in the region by race and ethnicity, income, age, disabilities, access to a car, and language spoken at home. PSRC’s planning processes include examination of impacts based on the demographic profile.