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Homeownership is a key pathway to building wealth and stability for America’s families, but is out-of-reach for many low- and moderate-income families. In particular, people of color face heightened barriers stemming from both current and past discrimination and systemic bias. A new series of briefs and a landscape analysis prepared by Abt identify a range of specific opportunities for policymakers, practitioners, and funders to advance racial and health equity by increasing access to sustainable homeownership. The work was funded by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

During this event, Abt and distinguished speakers discussed the racial homeownership gap in America and how to address it.

Welcoming Remarks

Amy Gillman, Senior Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


Tony Hernandez, Affordable Housing Technical Assistance Director, Grounded Solutions Network

Octavia Howell, Manager, Philadelphia Research and Policy Initiative, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Cy Richardson, Senior Vice President for Programs, National Urban League


Jeffrey Lubell, Principal Associate and Director of Housing and Community Initiatives, Abt Global