The grant will help further Monarch’s mission to expand the supply, accessibility and variety of affordable, permanent supportive housing through development, planning, advocacy and partnerships by funding its May 16, 2018 Public Policy Forum. The Public Policy Forum will take place at Seton Hall University Law School in Newark.
Registration will open on April 2, 2018.
Haner Eugenia, Assistant Branch Manager II presented the check to Richard W. Brown, CEO of Monarch Housing Associates.
The one-day Public Policy Forum, second in Public Policy Forum series, will build support in New Jersey for advancing Fair Housing.
The forum will focus around a presentation by Richard Rothstein about his book The Color of Law and his research.
“The generous funding and continued funding from the Investors Foundation will advance learning about the forgotten history of how our government segregated America,” said Brown. “This increased knowledge around the need for better Fair Housing policy will help combat segregation in New Jersey’s cities and towns.”
The success of the Public Policy forum will be because of the partnership with philanthropy, higher education and the media. It will bring increased community engagement beyond the more traditional partners in the field of affordable housing.
This Public Policy Forum is part of a series providing opportunities to engage advocates and community, faith-based and civic leaders in solutions to affordable housing issues in NJ.
Following Rothstein’s presentation, a panel of national and New Jersey experts will discuss potential policies to advance fair housing, eliminate housing segregation and take questions from the audience.
Affordable and fair housing advocates and also low-income households whose housing options are impacted by fair housing policy and segregation will benefit from the Public Policy Forum.
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Investors Bank created the Investors Foundation in 2005 to support the communities Investors Bank serves. Investors Foundation supports initiatives in the arts, youth development, health and human services, education and affordable housing. Investors Foundation works to improve the lives of its customers and neighbors.
The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
Richard Rothstein's The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America argues how segregation is the result government policies.