At Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia, our vision of a city where everyone has a decent place to live cannot be achieved without acknowledging the inhumanity endured by people of color for centuries.
Racist housing policies such as redlining and racial restrictive covenants created a racial wealth gap in Philadelphia and throughout the nation. The effects of these policies are still experienced today.
As we explore how race and housing are inextricably linked, we aim to share blog posts, stories, articles, videos and interviews that highlight this connection.
We have resolved to hold ourselves accountable, and as a supporter of Habitat Philadelphia, we look forward to working alongside you as we continue to build equity, strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.