Strength in Diversity Act advanced in House vote! In a historic vote on Tuesday, the House passed the Strength in Diversity Act, authorizing a competitive grants program for local school districts (and states) to plan and implement school diversity initiatives. The Strength in Diversity Act would authorize a program similar to the Obama administration’s “Opening Doors, … [Read more...] about PRRAC Update (September 18, 2020): School Integration Passes the House!
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Via Warren.senate.gov [...] "This bill is an important recognition of the myriad ways that structural racism drives health outcomes in our country - and of the need for our government to drive change toward better health for all." -- Megan Haberle, Deputy Director, Poverty & Race Research Action Council … [Read more...] about Warren, Pressley, Lee Introduce Legislation to Confront the Public Health Impacts of Structural Racism (warren.senate.gov)
Best practices for RAD “Choice-Mobility” implementation: The Rental Assistance Demonstration has become the most significant public housing redevelopment program in the U.S., bringing new funds to support aging properties around the country. One essential element of the program is that, after conversion, all tenants have a right to request a portable Housing Choice Voucher, and … [Read more...] about PRRAC Update (August 27, 2020): School Construction and School Integration; RAD Choice-Mobility Guidance
A PRRAC Policy Brief (August 2020). Excerpt: "This report/analysis provides an overview of the historical relationship of school construction and school segregation, including evidence of school construction policies in key desegregation court cases. It then describes the state role in local school construction today, highlights key trends and themes of this role, and … [Read more...] about State Support for Local School Construction: Leveraging Equity and Diversity (PRRAC, August 2020)
A PRRAC Publication (August 2020). Excerpt: "This guidance highlights recommended practices for public housing agencies (PHAs) and project owners participating in the First Component of the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) to help ensure successful implementation of the “Choice-Mobility” option. Choice mobility rights provide residents with the option to obtain a … [Read more...] about Guidance for Successful Implementation of Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Choice-Mobility (PRRAC, August 2020)