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The Roots of Discriminatory Housing Policy: Moving Towards Gender Justice in Our Economy

The Roots of Discriminatory Housing Policy: Moving Towards Gender Justice in Our Economy

Today’s housing crisis—and its disproportionate impact on women of color—are rooted in centuries of underinvestment and discriminatory government policies that helped white men build wealth while stripping wealth from women and people of color. Our housing system has turned discrimination, exclusion, and exploitation into assets for the wealthy. This paper underscores that housing justice is gender justice and outlines solutions to advance housing as a human right, not a commodity.