Racial Equity & Real Estate Conversations: A focus on homeownership & economic development

March 28, 2022

With homeownership rates and economic development in predominantly black communities lagging far behind the rest of the country, this panel focuses on homeownership equity and confronting our legacy of segregation and economic exploitation. The panel will discuss solutions and strategies to bring more investment and stability in communities of color and the myriad public policy interventions and market incentives that can improve outcomes in our neighborhoods.

Moderator: Fritz Kaegi, Cook County Assessor

Panelists: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Assistant Professor, Princeton University, Author of Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership

Frank Williams, President, F.J. Williams Realty LLC

Morgan Malone, Director of Development and External Affairs, Farpoint Development

David Doig, President, Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives