Blaming Redlining is Too Easy

Week of March 7
Meir Rinde, Shelterforce
If you have the resources to quickly build affordable housing, then do it, "but leaving people out on the streets for years at a time while you’re trying to build affordable housing is cruel and inhumane."  Read Full Article
Dan Reed, Shelterforce
Homes owned by people of color are appraised for less than identical homes owned by white families, leading to more than $150 billion in lost equity. How can we stop this? Read Full Article
David Imbroscio, University of Louisville
The answer to redlining has been to increase access to the housing market. But what if the problem is deeper than just racist policies? Read Full Article
In Case You Missed It

Thursday, March 10, 10 a.m. ET | +You: 3D-printed houses: New trend or lasting solution? | This panel, moderated by Shelterforce's Miriam Axel-Lute, will kick off a series on innovations in housing that will highlight cutting edge technologies and nonconventional methods aimed at addressing the global housing shortage of affordable housing. Read more in Shelterforce's recent series on Building Differently here. Register here.

Thursday, March 10, 2 p.m. ET | Remaking the Economy: Redefining Risk | Investments to low-income communities and communities of color are often denied because they are deemed too risky. NPQ will host a webinar to discuss what risk means, who bears it, and how risk can be shifted to those who can afford it to build wealth in low-income communities and communities of color. Join Deborah Frieze of Boston Impact Initiative, Kate Khatib of Seed Commons, and Ojan Mobedshahi of East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative. Register here.

Tuesday, March 15, 2 p.m. ET | LIHTC & Racial Equity: Developing an Equity Scorecard of QAPs | The BlueGreen Alliance Foundation is in the process of developing a ‘QAP scorecard’ to strengthen standards within the nation’s largest affordable housing program—the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit. Join Miriam Zuk, of Ground Works Consulting, to learn more about the intersection of racial equity and LIHTC and provide input into the development of scoring criteria. Register here.

Wednesday, March 23, 3 p.m. ET | Push Back on Racial Wealth Gap, Co-hosted by Shelterforce and NerdWallet | The racial wealth gap has been an intractable problem for decades—how do we move beyond what we’ve been trying to solutions that will help communities as well as individuals? Join authors from Shelterforce’s recent Racial Wealth Gap—Moving to Systemic Solutions series and other experts to explore questions like how to make a more just financial system, what role homeownership does or doesn’t play in addressing the racial wealth gap, and how to make homeownership a better wealth building tool. Register here.
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