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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October 31, 2008 Posted by Linda Basch Below is my exchange with Susan W. Kaufmann, Associate Director for Advocacy at the University of Michigan...