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.
- Read “The Fierce Urgency of Fair and Affordable Homes” by Diane Yentel, NLIHC president and CEO, and Derrick Johnson, NAACP president and CEO.
- Learn more about the income distribution of renters by race and ethnicity in The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes.
- NLIHC tracks regulations around affirmatively furthering fair housing and develops resources for advocates to weigh in on the process. Learn More
Memo to Members and Partners Articles
July 20, 2020