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The Pandemic Has Exacerbated Housing Instability for Renters of Color Report
Housing activists gather in the Crown Heights neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, on July 31, 2020. (Getty/Scott Heins)

The Pandemic Has Exacerbated Housing Instability for Renters of Color

Hardships disproportionately faced by communities of color are being exacerbated by the pandemic and require an equitable recovery that reconciles past harms while also providing solutions for current and future challenges.

Jaboa Lake

Kicking Folks Out While They’re Down Report
A newly erected fence blocks the front of a vacant home that Moms 4 Housing activists occupied during a monthslong protest that ended in a court-ordered eviction, in Oakland, California on January 28, 2020. (Getty/Philip Pacheco)

Kicking Folks Out While They’re Down

The early lifting of pandemic restrictions strains emergency housing and homelessness efforts and will exacerbate evictions, foreclosures, and the decades-old housing and homelessness crises.

Rejane Frederick, Jaboa Lake

A Right to Counsel Is a Right to a Fighting Chance Report

A Right to Counsel Is a Right to a Fighting Chance

Guaranteeing legal representation for renters facing eviction not only is a highly effective means of keeping renters in their homes, but it also benefits whole communities by preventing homelessness, preserving affordable rental homes, and more.

Heidi Schultheis, Caitlin Rooney

Systemic Inequality: Displacement, Exclusion, and Segregation Report
Typical row home facades on a residential street off Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia on November 9, 2017. (Typical row home facades on a residential street off Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia on November 9, 2017.)

Systemic Inequality: Displacement, Exclusion, and Segregation

The United States must reckon with the racism built into its housing system in order to ensure that all Americans have the opportunity to build wealth.

Danyelle Solomon, Connor Maxwell, Abril Castro

A Perfect Storm Report
Residents survey the flooding at the Trent Court public housing complex in New Bern, North Carolina, following Hurricane Florence, September 2018.

A Perfect Storm

Extreme weather events fueled by climate change are exacerbating the intertwined crises of affordable housing and homelessness and thus require timely intervention by federal, state, and local governments.

Guillermo Ortiz, Heidi Schultheis, Valerie Novack, 1 More Aleah Holt

Homes for All Report

Homes for All

It is time for the federal government to contribute more aggressively to the U.S. supply of affordable housing, as it did in the past.

Michela Zonta

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