WHEN: Friday, September 25, 12:45 – 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: NPH of Northern California 2020 Conference (virtual)
Race-neutrality in a racialized society such as the United States is a myth, including in the realm of affordable housing. To assume otherwise is to ignore the fact that intergenerational impacts of structural and cultural housing discrimination still exists. To ignore the intergenerational impacts of structural and cultural housing discrimination is to disregard the root of racial inequity in housing accessibility, undermining the potential success of housing equity policies. In this workshop, panelists will discuss the existence, or lack thereof, of race consciousness in rural and urban housing policies that shape their work. Speakers will address both the limitations and potential of creating and advancing race-conscious solutions.
Moderator: Erin Lapeyrolerie, Attorney, Goldfarb & Lipman LLP
- Mark Stivers, Director of Advocacy, California Housing Partnership
- Karoleen Feng, Director of Community Real Estate, Mission Economic Development Agency
- Gloria Bruce, Executive Director, East Bay Housing Organizations