None of us can ignore the major events that have taken place across the world in recent weeks following the shocking killing of George Floyd and how that, in turn, has aroused deep feelings of hurt, anxiety, remorse causing a unity and determination to rid society of the evil of racism and discrimination. As many social housing landlords will be aware, this comes at a time when Public Health England published their report on the reasons why BAME communities have been hit the hardest by the Covid-19 pandemic.
We, the Committee of the Social Housing Law Association, wish to express our support for all BAME colleagues through this difficult time and our commitment to social justice, particularly in the area of social housing. SHLA stands against racism. SHLA is an open and diverse organisation; we support and encourage dialogue to ensure that all sections of our communities receive fair and just treatment. We are listening and will continue to educate ourselves and use our voice.
Barrister and Chair of the Social Housing Law Association