National Women’s Law Center Joins Steering Committee of Opportunity Starts at Home

National women's Law center

The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) announced on January 7 that it is joining the Opportunity Starts at Home multi-sector affordable homes Steering Committee.  NWLC is the latest addition to the campaign’s Steering Committee, comprised of 18 national organizations from the housing, education, health, civil rights, anti-hunger, anti-poverty, criminal justice, child welfare, municipal governance, and faith-based sectors.

NWLC is an organization of advocates, experts, and lawyers who fight for gender justice in the courts, public policy, and society.  It focuses on a range of issues with a mission to change culture and drive solutions for vulnerable populations, especially those who face multiple forms of discrimination, such as women of color and low-income women and families.  NWLC joined the campaign because gender equity demands access to safe, decent, and affordable housing in which women can thrive.

“Affordable housing is the linchpin for attaining the health, dignity, and safety of women and their families,” said Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of NWLC. “This is why housing is a gender justice issue. When women face housing discrimination or are steered to low-opportunity areas or high-cost loans, it jeopardizes their families’ financial future and ability to build wealth. Without affordable housing, other basic needs—like access to good jobs and schools, high quality and affordable childcare, and the availability of healthy foods—are beyond reach.”

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