Conference Session Transcripts
- Generational Wealth (Assets Inheritance)
- Reasoning/Rationale behind homeowner mortgage Disclosure Act
- Median Net Assets
- Includes homelessness?
- Who is included?
- Who isn’t included in this data?
- Are there promising models out there? “(Good Examples)
- Conditions – Understanding – Context + what has made this possible?
- First-time homeowner of color program/process/resources for people
- Can we leverage technology to make complex processes easier? Access
- Ask/Require Developers to $$ to community/housing reparations
- Community Coalitions/ Highland Park
Data & The Case For Reparations
- Not totally surprised by the data – Seen the study Before
- The wealth gap has been known… but why no action?
- Can resolve this out of court?
- What other data?
- Data over time to understand how generational wealth transmitted
- Individual parcel data
Imagining The Possibilities
- Change affordable housing subsidy restrictions
- Grants for down payments, subsidies for loans etc.
Thinking Systemically — Individuals (Embodies racism)
Starts With Senses – think beyond technicalities
- Personal change is systems change ( embody thought work)
Understand where people are thinking first – What are the personal to collective mental models?
- Values, beliefs, assumptions
What are the interdependencies and how do we change them?
How to measure racism (if it’s a structure)
- What do partners/community want to know?
- How do they define data?
- What are you interested in/ have the capacity for?
- Ask upfront?
- Be upfront about why data is important
- Build relationships
- Involved early in the process
- Engage in identifying problems wanting to address – make sure everyone is on board
- Find the stakeholders
- What does the community think are the solutions?
- Challenge of partnerships (i.e. law enforcement & victim services)
- How to collect info from vulnerable/marginalized groups?
- Outreach to community partners
- Doing homework – What has been done already? This builds trust.
Reducing Disparities in Vaccine Access
- Language Accessibility
- Trusted Messengers
- Food/ music/ PPE/ gifts
- Community Spaces
- Media in multiple languages
- Wrap-around services
- Vax personal rep. Community
- ID not required (e.g. Drivers License)
- Insurance status not required – sign up
- Testing availability
Priorities from 4/12/22
- There are insufficient resources (financial, social, programmatic) to meet the tremendous need for the production and preservation of affordable housing and complementary supports, especially for the most vulnerable populations.
- Local control in zoning and permitting and discriminatory real estate practices create barriers to changing the status-quo, prevents diverse housing types, continues segregated communities.
- Creating sustainable and equitable ownership opportunities for communities of color.
Questions from 5/6/22
- What do individuals experiencing housing instability believe would be the most impactful programs, tools, or resources to address housing instability in Boston?
- How do we use existing community assets to increase social and programmatic supports in affordable housing?
- If urban communities had a trust fund to assist everyone in housing (so they pay 25% of their income or less on rent/mortgage) how much would they need?
How can universities mitigate their impact on affordable housing scarcity / support sustainable housing efforts / housing access?
- What are the zoning regulations for multi-family housing in each Boston suburb? How can these be changed or overcome?
- Do zoning law changes to allow ADUs and multi-family residences on property formerly zoned for single-family housing impact ownership rates among BIPOC residents in Boston suburbs?
- What are the most prevalent specific discriminatory practices in real estate that local zoning and permitting committees use to exclude affordable, quality housing in communities of color?
- Looking at the ???? between real estate professionals (realtors, lenders, ????) and buyers of color in Boston, what discriminatory real-estate practices persist to this day?
How can we pursue economic justice and equity while promoting racial equity in the homeownership market? Can you have a racially diverse owner class without addressing inequality?
Priorities (In-Person Group)
- Improved compensation for childcare and early education workers
- Demand for high quality, free, or affordable programs exceeds supply
- Lack of parent involvement in decision-making and community engagement
- Challenge of making and measuring long-term student, family, and community outcomes
Priorities (Online Group)
- Data collection – How can community members be engaged and leading in all stages of defining data problems, metrics, collection, and data sharing
- Government collaboration and engagement with community and parent leadership
Collecting Data in a manner that builds TRUST?
- Agreement or Probs/
- Who is the community?
- What seems possible
- Data vs. Solutions data collection fatigue, communications
- Need long-standing trust in institutions