The report explores how the racial wealth gap in America has grown in the last decade and will continue to grow without instituting targeted policies.
The report explains how years of systematic discriminatory practices continue to negatively impact the wealth and income of African American families.
In the United States, African American families face a widening wealth gap between them and their white counterparts, leaving many African American families much more vulnerable to economic insecurity.
The report concludes with several policy recommendations to begin to address these inequities. Several recommendations support increased access to housing, including:
expanding home-ownership opportunities among black families,
expanding access to Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), creating and
protecting fair housing policies, and ensuring access to affordable housing.
Please save the date for this important event and opportunity to delve deeper into the issue of segregation. The Forum will include the opportunity to discuss how we can all work to further advance fair housing in New Jersey. Registration for the May 16 event to be held at Seton Hall Law School in Newark will begin on early April 2nd.