To close out Black History Month, Atlanta Housing (AH) is inviting listeners to join us for a timely conversation on race and housing. The pre-recorded discussion, titled Dialogues in Housing: Affordable Housing & the Race Factor, explores:

(1) The history of how race impacted access to affordable housing in America and in Atlanta, (2) The potential current and future policy solutions to bridge the gaps of disparity, and (3) Atlanta Housing’s approach and efforts to create equitable and inclusive housing for all.

Facilitated by AH’s Director of Communications and Content Strategy, LaConia Dean, this thought-provoking discussion is powered with historical context and expert insights from an esteemed collection of thought leaders in the equitable housing space.

The panelists included:

Akira Drake, Assistant Professor at University of Pennsylvania, Weitzman School of Design

Courtney Anderson, Associate Professor of Law at Georgia State University College of Law

Trish O'Connell, Deputy Chief Real Estate Officer of Planning and Development at Atlanta Housing

Available for all to watch now (below), Dialogues in Housing: Affordable Housing & the Race Factor is the very first of many important conversations to come. Dialogues in Housing is an all new discussion series from AH that’s aimed at shedding light on the topic of affordable housing, advocating for its importance, and providing context on affordable housing as a crisis that impacts us all.

Part 1: History of how race impacted public housing policy and current outcomes

Part 2: Panel discussion about solutions to create equitable and inclusive housing