Housing Partnership Equity Trust (HPET)

Has COVID-19 Created a New Jim Crow?

by Anne Segrest McCulloch, Social Impact CEO

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I’m from the Deep South and old enough to have witnessed firsthand the creation of segregation academies. Those were the private schools founded in my native region by white parents in the mid-20th century to avoid having their children attend integrated public schools. Often they were created when the public schools were physically closed as a response to desegregation.

For the last many years, my family and I have lived in Virginia, the state once largely responsible in the 1950s for spawning the so-called “massive resistance” movement which quickly led to an emergence of these whites-only institutions and other measures sanctioned by states to disenfranchise Black Americans. …

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Housing Partnership Equity Trust (HPET)

The Housing Partnership Equity Trust is a social-purpose REIT that acquires and preserves affordable rental housing. www.hpequitytrust.com

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