Minnesota Housing Partnership joins Minnesotans in mourning the murder of George Floyd, and demands justice for him, his family, and his community.
MHP’s work to ensure that everyone has a home derives from the value that every human deserves dignity, respect, kindness and love. Racial disparities in housing are not accidental nor are they isolated. Redlining, racial covenants, and other denials of housing opportunity are part of the same systems of brutality that led to George Floyd’s death. The murder of George Floyd compounds the trauma felt acutely, and every day, by Black and Brown Minnesotans. This trauma is only being exacerbated by disparities in illness and death from COVID-19. The urgency of this moment cannot be overstated. These systems of oppression must be dismantled.
The pain and outrage we feel for the murder of George Floyd is a reflection of the continuation of centuries of injustice, inhumanity, and persistent institutional and systemic racism. MHP joins advocates and organizations seeking justice for George Floyd, and an end to systems that create and perpetrate disparity and brutality.
Anne Mavity, Executive Director, Minnesota Housing Partnership