https://www.wgbh.org/events/state-of-race-the-latino-housing-gap-in-person-and-virtual GBH Studio at the Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA, MA 02116
The State of Race: The Latino Housing Crisis is sponsored by GBH, The Latino Equity Fund, NAACP Boston Branch, The Boston Globe and GBH WORLD on Thursday, January 26. It brings together communities in a conversation at the GBH Boston Public Library Studio.
Homeownership is the single most powerful strategy for closing the racial and ethnic wealth divide. Yet, with homelessness rising among Latinos in Greater Boston and Massachusetts, the gap in a living wage and the high-cost of housing, the dream of owning a home is nearing impossible. This year, a new report entitled ¡Avancemos Ya! from Boston Indicators, Latino Equity Fund and the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy at UMass Boston shed renewed light on the significant economic, educational, and social barriers to success for people of color in Massachusetts. More than a quarter of the 800,000 Latinos in Massachusetts struggle today with economic challenges and food insecurity, including homeownership. According to the Boston Indicator’s 2022 Greater Boston Housing Report Card, Latinx families are less likely to own homes in Greater Boston, with 72 percent of Latino residents being renters. With Latinx homelessness on the rise in Greater Boston and throughout Massachusetts, gaps in a living wage and the high cost of housing, the dream of owning a home is nearing impossible for many Latinx individuals and families. This forum will dive into the barriers Latinos face to achieving equal opportunities and living standards and define homeownership as the single most powerful strategy for closing the racial and ethnic wealth divide.
* Vanessa Calderón-Rosado, CEO of Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción
* Dan Rivera, President and CEO of MassDevelopment
* Lorna Rivera - Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy at UMass Boston
This event is moderated by: Jorge Quiroga, former reporter and moderator for WCVB-TV Channel 5 Boston.
Tickets to both the in-person and the virtual experience are free, but reservations are required.
Here are two options for tickets:
- Attend in-person from from 5:30-7pm at the GBH Studio at the Boston Public Library, Central Branch in Copley Square.
- Attend virtually online from 5:30-7pm Register for this event here.