Sadly, our nation has a long history of housing segregation and discrimination that has led to massive gaps in wealth, health outcomes, education outcomes, and so much more. We must work together to dismantle systemic racism to ensure that everyone has equitable access to communities of opportunity.
We need to educate ourselves about housing policies that historically have promoted segregation and discrimination in zoning and land use practices. These zoning and land use practices have prevented lower income individuals and persons of color to access homes in desirable communities. Habitat for Humanity supports zoning and land use changes that allow for more affordable housing types in all communities of opportunity.
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