By Leila Atassi, Cleveland.com Central to the Seattle program is the assignment of a “housing navigator” - a kind of case manager - to each voucher recipient to help them research neighborhoods and work with landlords to overcome biases that might have kept them from accepting vouchers in the past. CMHA officials said, at the time, that they were studying the … [Read more...] about Opinion: Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Wins $5-Million Grant for Mobility Program Bound to Change Lives (Cleveland.com)
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Congratulations to the successful PHAs in the Housing Mobility Demonstration! HUD announced the awards last week to Public Housing Authorities in nine metro areas, including PHAs and local agencies that PRRAC and Mobility Works has worked within Cleveland, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and Pittsburgh! For the PHAs that did not receive awards, we are looking to the 2022 federal … [Read more...] about PRRAC Update (May 6, 2021): Congratulations to PHAs in 9 Metros; May 17 Event; Community Ownership; New Job Listings!
Updated April 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. Read Appendix B here... … [Read more...] about State and Local Source-of-Income Nondiscrimination Laws: Protections that Expand Housing Choice and Access (PRRAC, Updated April 2021)
Justice in Minneapolis: We are thankful that the justice system worked this time, and we hope it brings some sense of closure to George Floyd’s family and community. As so many have pointed out in these last few days, there is much more work to do to. We are still living within the structures and legacies of the justice system described by Michelle Alexander in The New Jim Crow … [Read more...] about PRRAC Update (April 22, 2021): Housing Mobility in the President’s Budget; NHTF and Fair Housing; Justice in Minneapolis
A PRRAC Policy Brief (April 2021). Excerpt: "This policy brief assesses current federal and state guidelines for the Housing Trust Fund in several key areas of fair housing policy, including site selection rules, local approval requirements, affirmative marketing, tenant selection, and data transparency, along with specific policy recommendations in each area." Read the … [Read more...] about The National Housing Trust Fund and Fair Housing: A Set of Policy Provisions (PRRAC, April 2021)