Ruth Ann Norton, President & CEO of Green & Healthy Homes Initiative, delivered the first of the Fall 2021 BCT Lecture Series… in person!

Ruth Ann Portrait

Ms. Norton spoke about how substandard, energy inefficient housing has disproportionately impacted Black and Brown Americans because of the legacy of racist and discriminatory housing policies. These policies paired with historical disinvestment prevented these communities from accessing resources to maintain livable standards. Directing resources to improve housing quality, address health and safety hazards, and improve energy efficiency, leveraging existing programs, and exploring innovative sources of funding and financing can help to advance health and racial equity.