Lack of homeownership and escalating rental costs

Drawing the Line

Lack of home ownership prevents generational wealth. This disables younger generations in families from being able to utilize property value as leverage. Escalating rental costs result in many members of the community having to move. Rental costs rise while wages remain stagnant, creating unstable housing.

households paying more than 50% of income on housing



of African-Americans in Louisiana do not own homes

of Louisiana residents are renters



With your support, you are helping our organization in more ways than one. Not only are you helping raise awareness about this Driver of Poverty, but you are also contributing toward our programs focused on helping lift communities out of poverty. 


As a partner, you can help us by utilizing your network to raise awareness and provide institutional knowledge around this Driver. We invite you to join the coalition to change the narrative on Equal Pay by attending our Living Room Session or the mural unveiling event. At these events we will have opportunities for you to share your truth on this Driver. 

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