More than any time since the Great Recession, policymakers at every level are focused on the deepening problem of housing inequity and the many facets of this problem. Unfortunately, the challenges relating to housing are so many, so great, and so varied, that it can be difficult to focus attention on just one aspect of the housing crisis. In this talk, OBI Assistant Director Stephen Menendian places housing at the center of our nation's structured racial and economic disparities, and navigates between the connected (but distinct) problems of affordable and fair housing. He also charts the path toward not only solving these crises, but addressing our nation's widening economic inequality and the perennial problem of structural racism.