Housing as a human right should be more than just a mantra. With housing being an intricate part of social injustice it is imperative that we keep it at the helm of our conversations and a priority for our actions.
— Crislip, Estes, Johnson, and Wagaman, Op-Ed published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Aug 2017

There continues to be a housing crisis in the United States. It came long before the Great Recession in 2008 and continues to impact communities of color and poor people across the country. Unaffordable, unsustainable housing contributes to instability, poverty, health inequity, and a variety of other quality of life factors. 

Read the op-ed published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch to learn more. 


  • "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City" by Matthew Desmond

  • "The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America" by Richard Rothstein

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