A year ago, following the murder of George Floyd in the US, organisations across the housing sector voiced statements of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. At the time we said that warm words needed to be backed up with action and accountability.
We will come back to the sector in a few moments, but in order to drive our own coverage, Inside Housing set up a new race and housing editorial panel. The aim of the panel is to provide us with ideas for stories and research, and to challenge and inform how Inside Housing approaches its work, including the delivery of our Inclusive Futures campaign objectives.
A number of ideas raised by the panel have already appeared in these pages, and this month we launch a new ongoing investigation of Racism and Housing.