It's an understatement to say the pandemic has exacerbated an already dire situation. Poverty and lack of affordable housing have made Chelsea one of the worst hit areas of Massachusetts. We talked with Chelsea City Manager Tom Ambrosino about why his city faces an almost impossible situation.

The State Of Race is a series of virtual forums examining race and inequality in Massachusetts, presented by GBH and The Boston Globe. The January forum, hosted by award-winning journalist Dan Lothian, focused on the housing gap and featured Lisa Rice, President and CEO of the National Housing Alliance; Alex Ponte-Capellan, community organizer and housing advocate; and Tim Logan, The Boston Globe's Housing Reporter. The panel explored inequity in the housing sector and its long-lasting impact on communities of color in the Commonwealth.

Watch the full episode of The State Of Race: The Housing Gap here.