This year, we tried something new at the Color of Wealth Summit: bringing in the voices of activists who work to make life better for their communities. People living in public housing are not usually at the front and center of the discussion about asset building strategies, but their economic wellbeing should not be ignored. We talked to two activists who work tirelessly to represent the rights of their fellow residents and create thriving communities where they live.

Lillie Estes, Richmond, VA

Michael Wilson, Pittsburgh, PA