The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) has released the Winter 2021 edition of Tenant Talk, a publication dedicated to low-income tenants and their allies. This newest edition primarily focuses on the intersection of racial and housing justice.
The past year has revealed what housing advocates have long known—housing justice is intrinsically linked with racial justice. The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated an already existing housing crisis, and Black, Native American, and Latino people have been disproportionately impacted, just as they have also been inordinately harmed by the virus itself. Due to historical and continuing racism and discriminatory policies, Black and Native Americans are far more likely to experience homelessness than whites, and Latino and Black people – and especially Black mothers – have faced evictions more than other demographics during the pandemic.