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Deadline: January 3, 2023

#welcomeME

#Fairhousingmatters

Challenge

Deadline: January 3, 2023

What does it mean to have a home where you feel welcomed free from discrimination?

What does it mean to have a welcoming home free from discrimination?

Share what
“welcome” means to you.

Post your thoughts with a selfie or video to Twitter, FB, IG or TikTok.

TAG IT:

#welcomeME
#FairHousingMatters

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Hang on, what’s this for?

The Fair Housing Act was passed more than 50 years ago to outlaw discrimination in housing based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), disability and familial status. 

And yet housing discrimination still occurs across the US on a daily basis. 

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and NCRC want to raise awareness of housing discrimination – and to encourage everyone, everywhere, to expect to be welcomed where ever they choose to live.

It’s time to drive discrimination out of housing once and for all and replace it with a welcome and open door to housing everywhere.

What does “welcome” mean and feel like in your home, in your neighborhood, or when you visit someplace new and wonder if it could be your new home?

Show us: Post an original selfie or video made by you from a place where you feel welcome and tell us (or show us) how that feels.

Then help us spread the message across the nation so it sticks, and so we can finally say goodbye to housing discrimination forever.

A space where I don’t feel judged for my choices.

#welcomeME
#FairHousingMatters

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Enter the Challenge

Deadline: January 3, 2023

  1. Take a selfie photo of yourself or make a video with yourself in front of your home or with your home keys. Participants are strongly encouraged to not post any photos or videos with identifying information such as address or phone number, etc.
  2. Post your photo or video on social media, or fill out our form, and answer the question: What does it mean to have a home where you feel welcomed free from discrimination? Be sure to include the following hashtags: #WelcomeMe #FairHousingMatters
    Each use of the hashtags will count as a challenge submission.
  3. NCRC will deliberate on 10 winners by assessing: social engagement, creativity, and overall fair housing message. But the real prize is to help us spread your message across social media so real estate agents, landlords, lenders, appraisers, insurers, developers, builders, neighbors and housing authorities everywhere understand why everyone deserves Fair Housing and everyone should feel welcome in their home.

Thank You Gifts

  1. Just Economy swag box from NCRC
  2. Complementary ticket to the 2023 Just Economy Conference
  3. Complementary, two-night stay at the Washington Hilton for the Just Economy Conference

Total non-cash value ~ $1,500

*Winners funds will not be provided by HUD.

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Here’s some of what we’re seeing and hearing…

If you believe that you have experienced housing discrimination,
please visit our Fair Housing page to get more information or to submit a complaint.

NCRC FIGHTS DISCRIMINATION IN LENDING AND HOUSING

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The work that provided the basis for this publication was supported by funding under a grant with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The substance and findings of the work are dedicated to the public. The author and publisher are solely responsible for the accuracy of the statements and interpretations contained in this publication. Such interpretations do not necessarily reflect the views of the Federal Government.

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Redlining and Neighborhood Health

Before the pandemic devastated minority communities, banks and government officials starved them of capital.

Lower-income and minority neighborhoods that were intentionally cut off from lending and investment decades ago today suffer not only from reduced wealth and greater poverty, but from lower life expectancy and higher prevalence of chronic diseases that are risk factors for poor outcomes from COVID-19, a new study shows.

The new study, from the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) with researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health and the University of Richmond’s Digital Scholarship Lab, compared 1930’s maps of government-sanctioned lending discrimination zones with current census and public health data.

Table of Content

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Redlining, the HOLC Maps and Segregation
  • Segregation, Public Health and COVID-19
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion and Policy Recommendations
  • Citations
  • Appendix

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