Grounded Solutions Network recognizes that systemic racism, bias and other forms of intentional oppression have shaped the laws, institutions and the daily lives of Black Americans since the inception of this nation. We are committed to applying a racial equity lens throughout our internal and external work, to ultimately achieve housing justice for Black Americans and other marginalized communities of color. We encourage our members and other visitors of this page to join our journey toward a more racially just society. The following list of downloadable resources and tools are provided to assist in creating a broader and more personal understanding of anti-racist transformation.
Grounded Solutions Network recently spoke with national housing equity and economic justice experts for a weekly interview series to discuss the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 on Black and Latinx neighborhoods as moratoriums expire, how quality housing with lasting affordability addresses the social determinants of health within the communities most affected by structural health and housing disparities, and how shared equity housing is a scalable, sustainable solution.
The MSW@USC Diversity Toolkit: A Guide to Discussing Identity, Power and Privilege
This toolkit is meant for anyone who feels there is a lack of productive discourse around issues of diversity and the role of identity in social relationships, both on a micro (individual) and macro (communal) level.
Four Lessons for Advancing Racial Equity through Place-Based Initiatives
Achieving deeper racial equity in communities across the country requires taking on existing power structures and working to change the systems that sustain racism.
A new set of place-based initiatives is working to change these systems through three avenues: structural changes in policies, practices, and resource flows; relational changes in networks and power; and transforming attitudes.
LivingCities.org Report: What Does it Take to Embed a Racial Equity & Inclusion Lens?
This report seeks to inform the next phase of Living Cities’ racial equity and inclusion work, and we hope it is useful to other organizations wrestling with how to better operationalize racial equity and inclusion in their own work.