Housing Mobility Demonstration: Congratulations to 38 PHAs in 28 cities and regions that applied for the HUD Housing Mobility Demonstration this month! Unfortunately, there is only enough funding for 5-10 of these applications, so we intend to press for more housing mobility funding in next year’s budget. While we await the results of the housing mobility demonstration study, … [Read more...] about PRRAC Update (February 19, 2021): 28 applications for the housing mobility demonstration!
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By Jerusalem Demsas, Vox [...] Both fair housing lawyers and policy wonks say the Biden administration should work with jurisdictions to provide technical and planning assistance in its aims to rid itself of exclusionary zoning practices. To this end, Biden has endorsed providing $300 million in local housing policy grants, which would “give states and localities the … [Read more...] about America’s Racist Housing Rules Really Can Be Fixed (Vox)
Updated February 2021 Set out below is a compilation of state, local, and federal statutes prohibiting discrimination in the housing market based on source of income, along with an annotated bibliography of studies and published articles relating to discrimination against families with federal Housing Choice Vouchers. You can use the hyperlinks in the table of contents to … [Read more...] about State and Local Source-of-Income Nondiscrimination Laws: Protections that Expand Housing Choice and Access (PRRAC, Updated February 2021)
Our future HUD Secretary faces huge challenges – working with Congress and the President to prevent a wave of mass evictions and homelessness, expand our social housing sector, and act on the President’s recent commitment to redressing our history of government-sponsored segregation and disinvestment – a project that includes restoring the Disparate Impact and AFFH rules, … [Read more...] about PRRAC Update (January 28, 2021): Good luck to HUD Secretary-Nominee Marcia Fudge in Today’s Hearing!
Washington, D.C. — Today, leading civil rights groups commended President Joe Biden for taking action to advance racial equity for Americans in the first days of his term. The civil rights community asked the Biden-Harris Administration to take this critical step — to name racial justice as a key pillar of a comprehensive strategy to advance equality in the U.S. and help undo … [Read more...] about NFHA: Leading Civil Rights Groups Commend President Joe Biden’s Executive Action to Advance Fair Housing and Racial Equity