We at SAHA join in solidarity and allyship with our Black neighbors, colleagues, and partners in expressing our outrage at the unjust killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, David McAtee, Chris Beaty, Dorian Murrell and countless other Black lives lost. Black Lives Matter.
We condemn these violent acts and all acts of racism and bigotry in all its forms. We stand with our residents, staff, and families who are personally impacted by the daily threats against their safety and well-being. And we stand with those across our nation peacefully calling for immediate change and justice. We align with all of our community partners who have called out the structural inequities present in our community and who have demanded an end to anti-Black, racist violence.
As an affordable housing organization, we know the importance of dismantling racist, exclusionary zoning and financial practices, increasing access to affordable housing, and implementing policies that prevent the displacement of low-income communities and communities of color. We have seen that the COVID-19 pandemic is disproportionately impacting low-income people of color in our country. We know that this is layered on top of an already unacceptable housing crisis. It is critical that attention be focused on the interconnectedness of housing, health, and racial inequity.
As we move through this difficult time it is our hope that THIS time we see true change. We will work towards this change by following and amplifying the calls to action from movement leaders and community voices. For as long as it takes. For justice and equity.