(ShelterForce) Join Us to Discuss Housing Justice Amid COVID-19

On July 1st, millions of American families will be struggling to pay rent, as record unemployment ravages the country and as eviction moratoria begin to expire. Indeed, the COVID pandemic has highlighted just how much our entire housing system is dependent on rent—rent that many people couldn’t afford even before the pandemic.

But a housing justice movement has also gained ground. We’ve seen a national movement arise—and unprecedented housing policy breakthroughs. 

Shelterforce is partnering with Nonprofit Quarterly (NPQ)—a publication that focuses on supporting nonprofits—to explore the state of housing justice in the U.S. and highlight present-day stories. Our panelists are:

  • Andreanecia Morris, executive director for HousingNOLA, a 10-year partnership between community leaders, and dozens of public, private, and nonprofit groups, implementing a strategic plan designed to reduce housing insecurity in New Orleans.

  • Miriam Axel-Lute, editor of Shelterforce and a regular writer and analyst of housing justice and community development issues for over two decades.

  • Amina Kirk, senior legal and policy analyst and organizer at Detroit People's Platform, who focuses in her work on supporting affordable housing, equitable development, and housing justice in Detroit, Michigan.

Steve Dubb, a senior editor at NPQ, will moderate the discussion.

This webinar will explore:

  • What does it mean to “cancel rent”?
  • The impact of structural racism on housing opportunity and housing markets
  • How to use CARES dollars to protect tenants in your hometown
  • Federal, state, and local policy struggles for rent relief
  • Policy innovations for housing justice that have emerged during the pandemic
  • How community-based groups are addressing housing challenges today.

Whether you’re a nonprofit leader, board member, or engaged in community-based organizing, this webinar will provide you with real-life examples and lessons learned that can inform your work in your own community.

*The recording and slides of this webinar will be available on the NPQ website 2-3 days after the live event.