The Opportunity Starts at Home multisector affordable homes campaign released its 26th podcast episode, “Centering Racial Equity in an Affordable Homes Campaign.” The episode discusses the work of the campaign’s Racial Equity Working Group and features Peggy Bailey, vice president of housing policy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. The working group, which is a subset of the campaign’s broader Steering Committee, identifies and implements strategies that advance racial equity. Ms. Bailey discusses the history of racism in housing policy, the first steps when organizations embark upon racial equity work, her major reflections and takeaways, the intersectional impact of correcting racial inequities in housing policy, and the value of applying an anti-racist framework to housing justice.
“There is a true commitment to race equity work and doing better in the housing space,” said Ms. Bailey. “Policies and practices have caused racial disparities, so intentionality and courage are needed to reverse and correct them.”
Listen to the episode here.
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