Videos

The Two Hundred (The 200) is a coalition of community leaders, opinion makers and advocates working on behalf of communities of color who have been affected by California’s housing crisis and increasing wealth gap. The goal is to advocate for policies that create opportunities for increased housing and homeownership. The videos below describe some of California’s housing policies that we find to be the most obstructive to solving the housing crisis.

The 200 is growing its coalition to what we now call the M&MS – minorities, millennials and students. To learn more, please watch the videos. We created them as an education tool. If the information in the videos makes you want to do more, please leave your email address to receive updates, bulletins and action alerts. Your information will not be shared.

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Redlined, A Legacy of Housing Discrimination, traces the often-forgotten history of the federal government sponsored financial “redlining” of communities of color. More importantly, it uncovers some of the enduring psycho-social impacts on not only communities of color but on the White community as well.  A must see for those interested in social justice or understanding the contemporary racial strife in America today.
CEQA is all too often used by a few unions to extort project labor agreements on housing developments thereby increasing construction costs. This 14 minute video exposes how loopholes, in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), are utilized to obstruct or block private and public projects. These loopholes are often used by Not-In-My-Back-Yard (NIMBYS) to block unwanted developments in their neighborhood like affordable housing or public schools, veterans homes, etc., sometimes with racial and class overtones.
In 2018, The Two Hundred hosted their first Gubernatorial Candidates Forum. With the goal to ascertain the candidates’ positions and plans to address the housing crisis, the day proved a great success. Gubernatorial candidates in attendance included Former Mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa, Assembly Member Travis Allen , Former State Superintendent of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin and Businessman John Cox.
The Two Hundred Leadership Council holds a press conference in Sacramento to introduce three bills that will address three of the inhibiting factors to building more homeownership opportunities, and to promote their plea letter to the building and trades unions to find a compromise and work together to address the housing crisis.

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