People of color are significantly more likely than white people to experience evictions and homelessness in the United States, the result of centuries of structural racism that continues today, that has systematically and purposefully excluded African Americans and others from equal access to housing, community supports, and opportunities for economic mobility.
We must work to right these wrongs and work towards racial equity in housing: we can’t address racial inequities without addressing housing, and we cannot solve for housing inequities without addressing race.
- NLIHC tracks regulations around three fair housing topics and develops resources for advocates to weigh in on the process.
- Learn more about the income distribution of renters by race and ethnicity in The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes.
- Read "We Have Work To Do" by Diane Yentel, NLIHC president and CEO. Added May 30, 2020
- Read “The Fierce Urgency of Fair and Affordable Homes” by Diane Yentel, NLIHC president and CEO, and Derrick Johnson, NAACP president and CEO.