Chipping Away at Implicit Bias

Structural discrimination has led to an unconscious association between blackness and poverty and neighborhood disinvestment. Here’s what we can do to change the status quo. By Jillian Olinger and Kelly Capatosto, published on Shelterforce We like to believe that when it comes to our homes and where we want to live, we are making decisions based … Continue reading »

Chipping Away at Implicit Bias

Food or Shelter? An Introduction to Understanding the Connections between Housing and Food Insecurity

By Kirwan Researchers: Kierra S. Barnett, Glennon Sweeney, and Mikyung Baek for The BLOCK Project Kevin and Michelle are a young married couple with two small children living in Columbus, OH. Both work full-time, and earn a combined yearly income of $45,000. A few years ago, they bought a small house in order to move out of … Continue reading »

Food or Shelter? An Introduction to Understanding the Connections between Housing and Food Insecurity

A New Report Challenges “Race as Risk” in Housing

A new report from the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity argues that implicit bias manifests in the housing and lending markets partly due to a historical and deeply rooted association between race and risk. The report examines how historical and structural racism affects racial disparities in housing and credit outcomes today. … Continue reading »

A New Report Challenges “Race as Risk” in Housing