A More Equitable Future
NPH is proud to embed racial equity and inclusion into all of our work, as we work to advance racial justice as an organization as well as promote it throughout the broader affordable housing movement. This work is critical because housing justice is racial justice. Even now, as calls for racial justice have increased awareness of prevalent inequities, the Bay Area’s communities of color are still subjected to a legacy of racist housing policies.
The racial equity resources and programs below represent years of a soul-searching process NPH has undergone as an organization, where we’ve solidified our identity as an anti-racist organization as well as solidified our strategy in effecting change within NPH, across our industry, and as part of the broader racial justice movement. We hope that this page will assist you in leaning into racial equity as a holistic, organizational goal.
Under the guidance of NPH’s Racial Equity & Inclusion Program Manager, Monica Joe, we’ve compiled a Racial Equity & Inclusion Resource Library. This library is designed to provide you with quick and handy access to high quality and timely resources on racial justice practices. We encourage you to use this library as a tool in your journey toward embedding racial justice work in your own organization.
This member working group is focused on advancing racial equity, and inclusion across the NPH community and the affordable housing sector. Areas of work include promoting best practices in recruitment, retention, culture change from the top, and advancing industry-wide learnings.
NPH’s Bay Area Affordable Housing Internship Program (BAHIP) is one of several NPH initiatives to advance racial equity and inclusion in the affordable housing sector. The goal of BAHIP is to diversify our field and nurture the next generation of affordable housing development professionals. Get involved by applying to the internship or becoming a host organization!