The persistent and substantial gap in homeownership rates between white households and households of color has greatly contributed to growing wealth disparities. Previous efforts to close these gaps, which have primarily focused on promoting homeownership in low- and moderate-income communities, have fallen short. However, several promising new efforts attempt to address the underlying issues through comprehensive, race-conscious, place-based initiatives that have been developed and...
Join the Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality & Social Policy for a discussion of the connection between asset poverty, stable housing, and economic mobility. Stone PhD scholar Jamie Gracie will moderate a discussion featuring two speakers actively engaged in efforts to ameliorate the causes and consequences of asset poverty in Greater Boston: Sherry Riva, the founder and CEO of Compass Working Capital, and Gonzalo Puigbó, CEO of Somerville Community Corporation. This event is planned in collaboration with the James M. & Cathleen D. Stone Foundation and Conexión, and co-sponsored by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies and the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston.
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