Economic Development & Security

Inadequate income, lack of affordable housing and demanding caretaking responsibilities force many women to live in substandard housing. Domestic violence and poor credit ratings are other factors that undermine housing options for women and girls. The Sub-Prime mortgage crisis has hit low-income women and people of color particularly hard, with long-range implications for their housing opportunities. Affordable, accessible, quality housing is essential, not only for the economic security of women and their families but for their health and safety as well.

Re:Gender Resources

  • AGENDA Annual Conference 2012 external rev March 30
    AGENDA: NCRW Annual Conference 2012 - Agenda-Setting Nationally and Globally: Leveraging Women's...

  • NCRW Policy Brief: Economic Security
    To overcome economic hardship, women need opportunities to learn new skills and earn fair wages in...

  • NCRW Fact Sheet: Women, Homeownership, and Sub-Prime Mortgages--A Need for Fair Lending Practices
    Sub-prime mortgages threaten the economic security of women and their families. They also impede...

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Blog Posts

March 15, 2010 posted by admin
January 12, 2010 posted by Kyla Bender-Baird
April 17, 2009 posted by Shyama Venkateswar The Gender Policy Group at Columbia University’s School for International and Public Affairs...
March 30, 2009 posted by admin Last week, the Insight Center for Community Development convened 75 assets-building experts of color from around the...
March 26, 2009 posted by Kyla Bender-Baird And that was BEFORE the recession hit! This week, I attended an amazing presentation by the Community...


  • June 6, 2011

    According to a report by the Women's Justice Taskforce in the UK, effective community sentences that command the confidence of the courts, rather than incarceration, should cut women’s offending, reduce the women’s prison population and...

  • July 7, 2010

    Reuters: Due to rampant sexual violence in the slums of Kenyan, women are terrified to leave their homes to use the communal toilets.  They have resorted to relieving themselves in plastic bags, and the lack of proper facilities and sanitation is...

  • March 28, 2010

    In Johannesburg last week nearly 300 rights advocates and politicians brainstormed for three days about how to make governments in 10 countries of southern Africa friendlier to women.  Gender Links, a nongovernmental organization based...

  • February 25, 2010

    We must make sure that all economic recovery efforts move us to an economy that addresses our nation’s long-standing imbalances and disparities.

  • February 18, 2010

    Eviction is a particular burden on low-income black women, often single mothers, who are vulnerable to losing their homes because their wages or public benefits have not kept up with the cost of housing.