Creating Affordable Housing Opportunities Means Talking Equity

This article from is written by Tiffany Manuel & Nat Kendall-Taylor

To attain affordable housing for all, we must build public support by shifting narratives away from consumer choice and personal responsibility.

Fifty years ago, on the day after Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, President Johnson implored members of Congress to ask themselves, “What more can I do to achieve brotherhood and equality among all Americans?” The most immediate answer, he said, was to enact legislation that would ban discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of housing. Five days later, the US House of Representatives passed the Fair Housing Act.

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