Racial Equity

Boston Housing Authority Official Discusses Greenhouse Gas Reduction & Sustainability Initiatives with NBC Boston

10.10.23

From NBC 10 Boston: 

It’s been nearly two months since Boston Mayor Michelle Wu, signed an executive order banning fossil fuels from city buildings by the year 2050, and work toward those goals is well underway.

The Boston Housing Authority holds one of the city's largest shares of the city’s greenhouse gas emissions. The BHA’s fossil fuel-free target is even more aggressive — it hopes to be carbon-free by 2030.

Norfolk Redevelopment & Housing Authority receives $6.4 million grant from Virginia Housing

7.26.23

From WTKR3 Norfolk:

Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority's (NRHA) HomeNet Homeownership Center received a $6.4 million grant from Virginia Housing to bridge the minority homeownership gap on Wednesday.

NRHA says the grant aims to bridge the minority homeownership gap in Norfolk and "empower individuals to fulfill their dream of owning a home."

To The Point Podcast Episode 6: Seeing Red: The Impact of Redlining in Cleveland, Ohio

7.13.23

The practice of redlining is where public and private officials and professionals designated certain neighborhoods as high-risk largely due to racial demographics. This led to denied loans or significantly higher interest rates in those neighborhoods. It institionalized racial bias, and denied generations of Black families the ability to build and transfer wealth. The repercussions still plague those neighborhoods today with ongoing disinvestment. This episode of To The Point is a panel discussion from CLPHA's 2023 Summer Meeting about the impact of redlining in Cleveland, Ohio.

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