Racial equity is at the center of our work. It’s how we dismantle the legacy of systematic racism in housing and close the growing racial wealth gap in America.
For decades, racist policies and practices dictated how Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) could live their lives. The kinds of homes and neighborhoods they could live in. The wages and wealth they could earn and build. Their chances for upward mobility in life.
Racism and segregation in housing and across so many other longstanding systems have led to the growing racial wealth gap experienced today.
Through our policy work, we place a racial equity lens on solutions for equitable outcomes, such as source-of-income protections, equitable land use decisions, property tax law and eviction prevention. Our advisory team promotes fair housing principles and socioeconomic development to achieve greater equity and inclusion for all people and their communities. And each of our impact areas and programs moves us toward our goal of advancing racial equity – by listening to and working together with our residents, employees and partners, we are investing in the systemic changes we want to see in our country.
The Commitment Starts with Us
Racial equity is at the center of our work – and every one of us at Enterprise plays an important role. Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council and our Racial Equity Working Group both outline strategies to benefit our staff and the communities we serve. We also empower employees to drive the change they want to see – our new Employee Resource Groups foster a more diverse and inclusive workplace and amplify the voices of populations who may be underrepresented at work by eliminating barriers to equity and inclusion.