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Race and Social Justice Initiative

Race and Social Justice Initiative

The Seattle Housing Authority’s Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) is an agency-wide program to educate staff on the effects of racism and its impacts on the work of Seattle Housing Authority, its employees, tenants and stakeholders. It includes an effort to eliminate the effects of institutional racism by examining SHA’s policies and procedures and modifying those that may have negative impacts in our work. Our goal is that all SHA staff will work together and deliver services in a culturally competent way, free of racism and prejudice in order to achieve and support racial equity.
 
The work that we do at the Seattle Housing Authority to provide safe, decent and affordable housing to people in need is critical to racial and social justice equity. As the City of Seattle continues to move forward to identify and address racial and other social justice inequities within our communities, we at SHA are committed to the effort to apply a strong race and social justice equity lens to our work.
 
The Race and Social Justice Initiative at SHA is supported by an agency-wide committee of staff from diverse backgrounds and roles within the agency who are focused on providing training, tools and resources for all SHA staff. For more information about the Race and Social Justice Initiative, please contact Tera Oglesby, Manager-Staff Career Development & the RSJI.