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Day 1 Concurrent Session - Tackling Housing Justice

For the 100 million Americans — especially people of color, living at or below 200 percent of the poverty level — housing costs and homelessness pose one of the most fundamental threats to our ability to thrive as a nation. Many factors have contributed to the root causes of the current state of housing, including racially-biased government policies, systems, and structures; predatory capital practices and speculative markets; land and building costs; and extreme income inequality have all played a role in creating the affordability crisis we are experiencing today. To fix this, targeted strategies that weave together local, state, and federal action, must address historic and ongoing racialized inequities that limits opportunity for people of color and results in a disparate number falling into homelessness.  Please join this session to learn more about how these challenges have manifested in Philadelphia, and what a housing justice policy agenda could look like as outlined in the recently released PolicyLink report The Case for Housing Justice in Philadelphia.

Date & Time: 
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm EST