Because of This House is a podcast brought to you by Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity. On the show, we explore and learn about the realities of housing in Rockford. We hear the stories of Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity homeowners, volunteers, and staff. We invite local experts to educate us on the many ways that housing impacts individual lives and entire communities. And ultimately, we invite you to engage in the work of affordable, fair, and equitable housing. Thank you for listening!

The History and Effects of Housing Discrimination Because of This House

This episode is part one of our two-part educational series exploring the history and effects of housing discrimination. Two guests join us for this episode– Ron Clewer, Illinois Market President at Gorman & Company, and Eric Brown, Systems Advocacy Coordinator at RAMP.  Here are a few links to more resources that we mention throughout the episode:  RAMP: Gorman & Company: Legislation mentioned at the end of the episode:
  1. The History and Effects of Housing Discrimination
  2. An Update From Because of This House
  3. A Brief Message From Us: See you in 2022!
  4. Episode 13: Charae's Story of Courage, Perseverance & Hope
  5. Episode 12: The Beginning of Rockford Habitat with Gary Ecklund & Stanley Campbell

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