Residential segregation is one of the primary means by which racial inequities are created and maintained in contemporary society. Groups enter the work on housing by addressing the root causes to homelessness and home ownership, and or improving access to home ownership among groups previously shutout from the housing market. Some work on residential integration by race/ethnicity, some work on addressing the consequences of residential segregation – that is, by improving community safety, education, access to health care, etc. And some groups work on civic and political engagement and power shifts. The resources in this section document the various legal and quasi-legal methods by which segregated neighborhoods are created and maintained.

Community Resources and Tools

Homeownership and Housing Access

Housing Security, Eviction, and Homelessness

Key Sites

Neighborhoods, Segregation and Integration

Policy and Legislation


“By itself, gentrification can’t explain the new geography of race that has emerged since the turn of the millennium... Gentrification is key to understanding what happened to our cities at the turn of the millennium. But it is only half of the story. It is only the visible side of the larger problem: resegregation.”

~ Jeff Chang, We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation


Housing Segregation and Redlining in America: A Short History – Code Switch, NPR

Also in this section:
  • Addressing Hate and White Supremacy

  • Criminal Justice

  • Education

  • Food Justice

  • Language Justice

  • Reparations

  • Voting Justice and Democracy Building

  • Children, Families, and Youth Development

  • Economic Development

  • Employment and Labor

  • Health and Healthcare

  • Media and Technology

  • Reproductive Justice

  • Community Planning: Land and Transportation

  • Economic Security

  • Environmental Justice

  • Immigration and Refugee Rights

  • Philanthropy

  • Trauma, Violence, and Healing



Black Lives Matter


Institutional Racism

Movement Building


Racial Inequity

Racist Policies


Structural Racism

White Supremacy

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