Racial and other forms of inequity in housing are persistent and prevalent, and have a pronounced impact on individuals’, families’, and communities’ financial stability, health, and wellbeing. Addressing the complex array of factors that contribute to housing inequity requires intention and engagement from all sectors that influence housing, and counties have a unique and important role to play. NACo has developed this guide as a flexible resource for counties to help identify ways to embed an equity lends into existing planning and for counties interested in starting or continuing their equity work with a standalone initiative focused on housing. This report was written and prepared by FSG, a Boston-based consulting firm that helps organizations reimagine their approach to social change in order to create a more equitable world.

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