The Racial Equity in Supportive Housing (RESH) Workgroup is a volunteer affinity group launched in 2020 to examine and implement tangible solutions to advance leadership and racial equity for NYS supportive housing stakeholders who identify as Black.
RESH’s mission is to advocate for policies and practices that advance racial and wage equity and improve the quality of life for Black people connected to the supportive housing sector.
Black people have been historically and disproportionately impacted by poverty and homelessness, and face the most systemic barriers to accessing economic and social opportunities. In New York, nearly 70% of the homeless population is Black, and 80% of workers providing care for the homeless or formerly homeless are women of color. Yet, data shows that the leadership of organizations providing services does not often reflect the populations they serve. The mission and vision of RESH is to break down the systemic and systematic barriers that prevent our workforce and client base from thriving.
Associate Director of Advocacy and Outreach
The Supportive Housing Network of New York
212-874-0300 x 213