About

The Two Hundred, an initiative sponsored by California Community Builders, is a statewide coalition of community leaders, opinion makers and minority advocates, to mitigate the growing racial wealth gap through homeownership and home building in California. Prior to The Two Hundred, there has been no cohesive statewide voice to advocate for low and moderate income communities of color for homeownership.

The racial wealth gap divide, exacerbated by California’s housing crisis, was created, in part, by the catastrophic economic impact of the Great Recession, when millions of Americans, especially households of color, lost what little equity they owned. The Two Hundred also advocates for millennials and students who, due to the shortage of affordable housing, the high cost of land, the mindset of developers and State policies that favor multi-family rentals are stuck with large student debt, ever increasing rents, and locked out of the same wealth-building legacy opportunity that created wealth for white, middle class families.

The Two Hundred Leadership Council is an assembly of veterans of the civil rights and social justice movements. The Two Hundred leadership brings a unique combination of experience that include: grassroots organizing, intricate knowledge of the levers of power and how to engage them; policy advocacy; proven ability to work with diverse populations; experience with the inner workings of bureaucracy and institutions and the respect that comes with a lifetime commitment to social justice.

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