Our roots in social justice guide our work to create equitable outcomes. The CommonBond founding members believed there were barriers to affordable housing created by the inequities that unfairly favor some individuals over others.
Opportunities, resources, and access for members of our communities vary depending on a number of factors such as race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, and so on. Our employee Inclusion Council, now renamed the Equity Working Group, strives to build internal capacity in which we are able to combat the increasingly complex systems that threaten our community’s ability to create equitable outcomes for all.
We believe furthering diversity, inclusion, and equity is everyone’s job. Our Equity Working Group is a collective effort that complements and supports — and does not replace — individual action and personal responsibility. Our work is focused on the following goals:
We place priority on efforts that increase our own effectiveness at establishing and maintaining a welcoming and equitable work environment for all. This is foundational to CommonBond’s ability to be an agent for change in the larger society. To learn more, please email Communications Director Alicia Cordes-Mayo.