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 serves 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.
Center for Racial Equity Celebrates Milestone with Community Conversation: What have you done internally regarding conversations about racial equity? How do we keep people engaged in the conversation? What is your business, organization, or community doing to address the racial gap in homeownership and wealth? What is your business, organization, or community to connect and support BIPOC developers? What challenges are on the road ahead? How can we better work together to meet those challenges?
The Center for Racial Equity celebrated its one year anniversary by hosting a community wide conversation on how to expand Black homeownership and support BIPOC affordable housing developers. Watch the full conversation in the video below. Download the Center for Racial Equity Impact Report | Download the Presentation
“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.
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.