A discussion on how to challenge segregation in housing, co-sponsored by MTC’s and ABAG’s Bay Area Housing Finance Authority (BAHFA) affiliate and others, will be held on Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at Imagination Lab School, 4050 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto. RSVP for this free event.
Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, will be speaking with Leah Rothstein, the co-author on their latest book, Just Action: How to Challenge Segregation Enacted Under the Color of Law. The conversation will be moderated by Palo Alto City Councilmember Julie Lythcott-Haims.
People who live, work or go to school in Palo Alto and surrounding communities are invited to join the conversation.
In addition to BAHFA, co-sponsors of this event include California State Senator Josh Becker, Assemblymember Marc Berman and local housing advocate groups.
BAHFA is the state’s first regional housing finance authority, established in 2019 by the California legislature to address the Bay Area’s chronic housing challenges. It works closely with MTC and ABAG to promote the production of new housing at all income levels, preserve existing housing affordable to lower- and middle-income residents, and protect current residents from displacement.