Black Lives Matter
As a coalition of affordable housing developers and service providers serving low-income and minority populations across the state, we are keenly aware that the forces of institutional racism that on one hand exclude people of color from safe, secure, and affordable housing, are the same ones that on the other hand engulf that population in a bloated, unjust, and excessively violent justice system. The fact that the Black and Brown households in this State that have the most housing insecurity are also the ones that face the most police violence is unacceptable.
Non-profit affordable housing organizations with those they house everyday to help them attain the best possible outcomes and greatest possible access to opportunity for themselves and their families. We envision a future where vulnerable families can expect as a matter of course to also be met halfway by public servants whose modus-operandi is structured around the extension of a helping hand instead of the pointing a loaded gun.