A few months ago I asked that Yachad donors do more to support communities of color. You did, and I thank you.
We still need to do more. Racial and economic systemic change begins with housing. Homes create wealth for families by increasing in value and equity. For 30 years, Yachad has worked relentlessly to financially support, remediate and advocate for decent healthy housing in communities of color. This is what racial justice looks like. We have made some difference. Yet, we can still do more.
Housing is a right, not a cause. Where and how we live determines so much in our lives. As my teacher, the Jewish scholar Erica Brown, has shared, “Our home is an anchor of stability in this changing world.” Especially now, our homes are our shelter from the rampant Covid-19 pandemic. Please work with us and help us assure that all families have what Erica describes as, “an island of repose in this chaotic world.”