The Florida Housing Coalition Center for Racial Equity is the manifestation of an organizational commitment to advance racial equity in Florida.

The Florida Housing Coalition Center for Racial Equity will serve as a composite platform for the Coalition’s efforts focused on race and equity in the public and private investments, regulations, and legal and policy frameworks that shape Florida’s neighborhoods, cities, and regions.

“If you sought to advantage one group of Americans and disadvantage another, you could scarcely choose a more graceful method than housing discrimination. Housing determines access to transportation, green spaces, decent schools, decent food, decent jobs, and decent services. Housing affects your chances of being robbed and shot as well as your chances of being stopped and frisked. And housing discrimination is as quiet as it is deadly. It can be pursued through violence and terrorism, but it doesn’t need it. Housing discrimination is hard to detect, hard to prove, and hard to prosecute.”

TA-NEHISI COATES , from The Atlantic, “This Town Needs a Better Class of Racist, May 1, 2014. Ta-Nehisi Coates is the author of The Beautiful Struggle, Between the World and Me,We Were Eight Years in Power, and The Water Dancer.

Our Approach

Bring People Together

We will bring diverse stakeholders together to tackle the many issues affecting racial equity in housing. To do so, we identify allies who may not be usual partners and elevate the voices and concerns of residents and those with lived experiences.

Align & Act

We will establish a common foundation and shared understanding of the root causes of segregation and inequities in current policies. With all stakeholders at the table, we create new solutions with shared equitable outcomes in mind.

Connect & Support

We will connect resources, both human resources, such as real estate professionals, and financial resources, such as loan products and grant opportunities.