By Dan McGowan, (Providence WPRI Channel 12) PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Providence landlords would be banned from refusing to rent apartments to people with housing vouchers – like Section 8 – under an ordinance that will be introduced to the City Council Thursday night. … [Read more...] about Providence mulls ban on landlords refusing Section 8 vouchers (Providence WPRI Channel 12)
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By Megan Haberle and Philip Tegeler (March 2019, University of Richmond Law Review). Excerpt: Strong leadership will be needed to counter our country’s increasing trend of racial and economic separation. This essay has argued that the greatest potential for addressing housing and school segregation is at the state government level, where most of the interlocking segregative … [Read more...] about Coordinated Action on School and Housing Integration: The Role of State Government
Housing Mobility Demonstration! In a small but important bipartisan victory for housing choice and integration, Congress approved a $28 million housing mobility competitive grants program in the 2019 HUD budget, which could fund more than a dozen housing mobility programs around the country, along with funds for additional Housing Choice Vouchers, and a research … [Read more...] about PRRAC Update (February 21, 2019): Housing mobility – coming to a PHA near you?
Final Approved 2019 HUD appropriation includes funds to further, support, and research housing mobility Specifically the bill provides: $20 million for housing mobility support services$5 million for new Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8) for families with children participating in the demonstration (approximately 500 vouchers)$3 million for demonstration research … [Read more...] about PRRAC Lauds Inclusion of $28 Million for Housing Mobility Demonstration in 2019 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill
By Rachel Cohen, The Nation On a Saturday morning in mid-January, 150 residents crowded inside the Hartford Public Library to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Sheff v. O’Neill, a court case that transformed public education in Connecticut. Seven years after that filing, the state’s Supreme Court ruled that racially segregated schools denied Hartford children their … [Read more...] about A Lawsuit Threatens a Groundbreaking School-Desegregation Case (The Nation)