Community justice and housing
In August 2017, the Community Justice Film Series, in partnership with Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME), examined community justice and housing. There continues to be a housing crisis in America. It came long before the Great Recession in 2008 and continues to impact communities of color and poor people across the United States. Unaffordable, unsustainable housing contributes to instability, poverty, health inequity, and a variety of other quality of life factors. Read the op-ed published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch by film series partners to learn more.
Approximately 75 community members joined HOME and the Community Justice Film Series to watch the following documentary and create ideas about how to address community justice in our failing housing system.
*Organizations are partners of the Community Justice Film Series. If you have additional books, articles, and other research to contribute to the list, please send us a message.
- "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City" by Matthew Desmond
- "The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America" by Richard Rothstein
Articles and other research
- "Where You Live Matters: An Opportunity Map of the Richmond Region"
- "Confronting School and Housing Segregation in the Richmond Region"
- "Health in Housing: Exploring the Intersection Between Housing and Health Care"
- "Where Does the American Dream Live?"
- "Homes for All: Good for Families, Communities, and the Economy"
- "The Crisis in Black Homeownership"
- "The Case for Reparations"
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