Housing Disparities and Inequities & Resources for Fighting Them
for August 24, 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic has emphasized the long-standing housing disparities between wealthy and middle-class white households and low income households of color in the United States.
This past week on our social media channels, we were able to share some resources that tackle the history of housing inequality in the US and learn about organizations that help reduce homelessness in low income communities.
Organizations like the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) work tirelessly to educate and advocate for those disadvantaged by housing policies. The NLIHC also publishes interactive maps through their “Out of Reach” campaign that allows you to click through each state, especially your own, and learn what income is needed to afford housing. Click on your state to see how much you need to make to afford housing! https://reports.nlihc.org/oor
Here are some great additional resources:
- “The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America” (Richard Rothstein)
- “High-Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing” (Ben Austen)
- NPR: A ‘Forgotten History’ Of How The U.S. Government Segregated America (Terry Gross)
- National Low Income Housing Coalition
- National Urban League