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Erasing the Red Lines: Propelling the growth of real estate developers of color across the country

Kate Voshell July 13, 2022

For some, the $175 billion U.S. housing development market provides opportunity for community empowerment and wealth-building. However, real estate developers of color are often faced with high barriers to entry and difficulty achieving scale. Development firms led by people of color are highly underrepresented in the industry, yet are a critical resource for strengthening the housing development ecosystem and expanding the supply of homes that are affordable.

Hear from leading affordable housing developers of color who are investing in equitable spaces to create greater access to housing and economic opportunity in historically redlined communities. Learn about concrete solutions that impact investors are bringing to bear to help developers create greater access to housing and generate more wealth in their communities.



Meta Themes

  • Power and Capital

  • Deliver Equity and Inclusion

  • Justice


Affordable housing, Developers of Color, Equitable Community Development, Real Estate Development

Purpose and Desired Outcome

Session participants will learn about ongoing challenges facing affordable housing real estate developers of color across the United States and specific capital and technical assistance tools that can increase their capacity to produce affordable housing units. The session will showcase financial institution collaboration to deliver innovative capital solutions, training, and peer learning approaches tailored to meet the needs of diverse real estate developers seeking to scale their businesses.


  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)

  • Intermediaries (Financial Advisers, Investment Bankers)

  • Accelerators & Incubators

  • Government


  • NameKyle Rawlins
  • TitlePrincipal
  • OrganizationBIG Oakland
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameCherene Sandidge
  • TitlePresident
  • OrganizationSandidge Urban Group
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameJoanna Griffith
  • TitleDirector of Real Estate Development
  • OrganizationCommunity Housing Development Corporation
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameMindy Christensen
  • TitleSenior Vice President Community Development Real Estate
  • OrganizationCapital Impact Partners
  • StatusConfirmed
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