New Resource Tells the Story of Race and Housing in Virginia

Racial Equity in Virginia outlines the history, looks at the data, and encourages action on racial equity.

The national conversation on race was amplified after the murder of George Floyd in 2020 and the ongoing disparate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. This new toolkit stems from HousingForward’s continuing efforts to highlight racial disparities in housing, which have expanded in response to the current moment.

The resources in this toolkit are needed now more than ever. Their purpose is to help demonstrate that the ongoing inequities between Virginians of color and white Virginians result from a legacy of racist institutions and exclusionary decisions.

In order to secure housing justice and affordability in the Commonwealth, we must understand how we came to our current situation and what policies are still in place that may perpetuate segregation and instability.

The Racial Equity in Virginia toolkit was made possible by a grant from the Community Foundation for a Greater Richmond and donations to the Robert J. Adams Fund for Racially Equitable Housing. Special thanks to Atlantic Union Bank, Klein Hornig, and the Richmond Association of REALTORS®.

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