The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) and NLIHC co-authored a new fact sheet on gender and racial justice in housing. The fact sheet outlines the disproportionate impact of housing instability on women, particularly women of color, women with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community.
Wage gaps based in gender and race make it more difficult for women of color to afford safe, descent, stable, and accessible housing, putting them at disproportionate risk of housing instability and in worst cases homelessness. Expanding federal housing assistance and protections for renters would help ensure that women, children, and families are able to access affordable, stable housing, which would have tremendous positive impacts on women’s employment and economic stability, health outcomes, and educational attainment, particularly for households with children.
Read the fact sheet at: https://tinyurl.com/d0ak3zyl