Anti Racism

This section of our website offers a toolbox of information to assist housing organisations in finding out more and adopting anti-racism in their organisation.  


Many ethnic minority people in Wales face systemic housing disadvantage and inequality, preventing them from living somewhere in security, peace and dignity.

That is why Welsh Government developed Anti-racist Wales Action Plan (ARWAP) which, amongst others, focuses on housing.

The plan’s vision is to make Wales an anti-racist nation by making meaningful and measurable changes in the lives of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people.

Read Homes & Places section of ARWAP

Read Simplified Version of Homes & Places Section 

Local Authority Housing Info Sheet (Tai Pawb)

Review your Deeds not Words action plan against ARWAP


ARWAP: Actions for all housing stakeholders


Improve the diversity of board membership, advisory groups and the wider workforce (including senior leadership positions).

Implement Reflecting Wales in Running Wales: the diversity and inclusion strategy for Public Appointments.




Delivery Plan to outline how anti-racism and race equality will be embedded throughout service design and delivery – consider Deeds not Words.
Review policies and processes for reporting racism and discrimination including hate crime and harassment and monitor regularly.
Improve data collection, monitoring and publication across service delivery.

Provide anti-racist training to board members and senior leaders (Dec 2023) as a priority and across wider workforce.




Improve communication and engagement with ethnic minority people and reflect diversity within communication strategies and campaigns.





Ensure information, advice and advocacy (where applicable) needs of ethnic minority people are fully met.

ARWAP: Additional actions for Housing Associations


Ensure compliance specifically with regulatory standards:

1c – measurable commitments in relation to Equality Diversity and Inclusion

1 d – board diversity

3b – meeting diverse needs of tenants





Work with Local Authorities on meeting housing needs of ethnic minority people based on LHMA findings & their own evidence.

ARWAP: Additional actions for Local Authority Housing



Use new LHMA process and guidance focused on better understanding housing needs of ethnic minority people.




Ensure that anti-racism is an integral part of the transformation of homelessness services (e.g. consider Rapid Rehousing, Allocations, upcoming Ending Homelessness Outcomes Framework and implications of upcoming new homelessness legislation)




Ensure that housing related support commissioning meets the needs of ethnic minority people.

ARWAP: Additional Actions for Housing Support Organisations




Ensure the barriers faced by the full diversity of ethnic minority people are specifically addressed to ensure they have equal access to homelessness services and homes.

ARWAP: Additional actions for Welsh Government


Further research across all sectors into prevalence of racism and discrimination.




Amend LHMA process and guidance



Social housing grant funding design and delivery



Policy, delivery, guidance and legislation development and delivery



Development of training with Rent Smart Wales for the private rented sector

Review, design and development of tenant engagement and participation delivery.
Considering development of domain regulation.



Establish support and oversight group

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