Examining Housing Policies Through a Lens of Equity
Join us for an interfaith conversation on how we can bring ourselves closer to a larger and more inclusive community.
We will explore and discuss the drivers of structural inequality that have led to high levels of racial, ethnic, and economic segregation in our communities and what we can do about it.
The Greater Boston Housing Report Card 2019: Massachusetts, like many places…, has a long history of overt segregation in housing policies (such as redlining), Housing policies like exclusionary zoning, discriminatory mortgage lending and other practices in use as recently as the early 2000s…disadvantaged Black and Latino communities. While…illegal today, they firmly established segregated…communities based on class and color throughout Greater Boston.
Jennifer Raitt has served for local, regional, state and national housing, community development, and planning organizations and recently became a Climate Reality Leader with the Climate Reality Project.
- Director of Planning and Community Development, Arlington, MA.
- Town of Brookline Housing Advisory Board
- Metropolitan Area Planning Council Executive Committee.