CCB and The Two Hundred’s mission is to reduce the homeownership gap as a means of closing the racial wealth gap for minorities and millennials.
In addition to building wealth, homeownership correlates with increased political and community participation, higher life satisfaction, and allows families to invest in their children’s education. So, when people of color are denied access to homeownership, they are denied access to a powerful tool towards a high quality of life.
Originally founded as The One Hundred (Leaders), founders convened a meeting with the Federal Reserve Bank in 2011 to discuss impediments to homeownership. Grassroots conferences throughout California has increased membership to 1,000. YIMBYs and student activists joined The Two Hundred to form M&MZ (Minorities Millennials & Generation Z). Together we fight for homeownership.
“Redlined, A Legacy of Housing Discrimination”, highlights the issues present today as a result of historic redlining policies and practices, the health implications of being systemically denied housing, and the social and economic impact of these policies on communities of color.