Bending the Arc
Centuries of systemic racism have led to the systematic denial of wealth-building opportunities and upward mobility for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC). Given this country's pervasive legacy of racism, it is imperative that organizations working to eliminate homelessness actively disrupt patterns of inequality and examine how their practices may further disadvantage marginalized groups and communities. Our resolve in advancing equitable, supportive housing must ensure that we center race equity in everything that we do.
Building an Anti-racist, Race Equity Culture
Using Data to Drive Equitable Results
Focusing on Thriving
Bridging Access to Capital for BIPOC Developers
Providing Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) Grounded in Equity
The CSH Race Equity Framework
In November 2021, we published "Bending the Arc Toward Equity: The CSH Race Equity Framework and Journey Toward Transformative Organizational Change." The framework was a journey that began with our staff, Board of Directors, partners, and funders and took on even greater urgency in 2020 as the nation came to grips with civil unrest and racial and economic reckoning. It was then that CSH declared that it was working to become an anti-racist organization. We invite you to read this framework describing our early efforts on this journey and how we plan to operationalize this work internally and externally. Please send us feedback, share what you are doing, and join us in this effort. This Framework was made possible in part with support from Bank of America.
The Race Equity Framework explains how CSH plans to operationalize racial equity from within and provides practical approaches for organizations and practitioners seeking to center racial equity in their work to end homelessness and advance housing solutions that are grounded in equity.
Upcoming Equity-Focused Webinars
Sponsored by Wells Fargo
Community & Systems Partnerships: Using Actionable Data to Drive Equitable Results
Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET
This interactive workshop explores how communities utilize CSH’s Racial Disparities & Disproportionality Index (RDDI) as an approach for cross-sector data collection and analyses that center racial equity in data practice to enable transformative systems change. Click here to sign up!
Community & Systems Partnerships: Using Data to Co-Design Strategies that Advance Racial Equity
Friday, December 17, 2021, 12:00 - 1:00 PM ET
This webinar provides insights, practical approaches, and tools for authentic community engagement that amplifies community voice and leans into the wisdom of lived experience to drive equitable systems change. Click here to sign up!
CSH Statements on Race Equity
"If we can do this work right, it’s part of the long-term sustained impact of shifting power from institutions to people."