Housing is a Human Right

Webinar //


Oct 14 2020, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM EST



The fifth webinar in APHA's Advancing Racial Equity series covered structural racism in housing.

Webinar transcript (PDF)

Presenters' slides (PDF): Kamillah Wood, Kim Johnson, Amelie Ramirez, Amina Kirk


  • Described the racist structures and policies that established housing inequality.
  • Discussed the health impacts of racism in housing on communities of color.
  • Highlighted pre- and post-COVID legislation related to housing.
  • Provided an advocate's perspective of ways to advance equity through housing at the city and state level.
 Kelly Hilovsky, Adrienne Todman, Kamilah Wood, Kim Johnson, Amelie Ramirez, Amina Kirk 


  • Kelly Hilovsky, MPH, Policy Fellow, Bloomberg American Health Initiative & APHA


  • Adrianne Todman, CEO, National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials


  • Kamillah Wood, MD, MPH, FAAP, community pediatrician and former White House Fellow in the Obama administration
  • Kim Johnson, MPP, housing policy analyst, National Low Income Housing Coalition
  • Amelie G. Ramirez, DrPH, Director, Salud America! and Chair and Professor of Population Health Sciences and Director, Institute for Health Promotion Research, UT Health San Antonio 
  • Amina Kirk, JD, Senior Legal and Policy Advocate, Detroit People's Platform

The webinar was recorded and available for on-demand viewing on APHA’s website within a week of the live event. 

Webinar participants can earn 1.5 CPH, CME, CNE, or CHES continuing education credits.

Upcoming webinar topic

  • Environmental Racism

We encourage you to view webinars from the 2015 series The Impact of Racism on the Health and Well-Being of the Nation. Check out other APHA racism and health resources, including our popular book, Racism: Science & Tools for the Public Health Professional.

Questions? Contact the APHA Public Health Policy Center.