By Nick Vadala, Philadelphia Inquirer [...] Essentially, the Obama administration made that part of the act possible to enforce, said Olatunde C. Johnson, a law professor at Columbia Law School. “The 2015 rule made action around affirmatively furthering fair housing more precise and meaningful.” According to the Poverty & Race Research Action Council, the AFFH rule … [Read more...] about What is the Fair Housing Rule and How Will its Repeal Affect Philly? (Philadelphia Inquirer)
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By Krishni Metivier, Inside Higher Ed [...] This work should not wait for legal mandates, nor should an institution self-regulate its progress. Rather, higher education institutions should build strategic initiatives with research-based advocacy centers (e.g., the Poverty and Race Research Action Council), institutional evaluation and consulting organizations … [Read more...] about Envisioning Higher Education as Antiracist (Inside Higher Ed)
By Carey L. Bishon, Reuters [...] Philip Tegeler, executive director of the Poverty and Race Research Action Council, an advocacy group, said the city was “stuck in a government-created system of separate and unequal neighborhoods, communities and schools, and patterns of gross inequality. “These are key factors underlying both police oppression and the … [Read more...] about ‘One Paycheck Away’ from Homelessness: Housing Inequality Fuels U.S. Protests (Reuters)
By Baltimore Sun Editorial Board [...] More than a dozen states, Washington, D.C., and scores of cities and counties around the country have adopted source of income rules to protect those with the lowest incomes, according to a December report by the Poverty & Race Research Action Council. Locally, Baltimore City, Frederick, Annapolis and Baltimore Howard, … [Read more...] about Commentary: Ending Housing Discrimination Against Those Who Use Federal Vouchers (Baltimore Sun)
By Cortlynn Stark, Kansas City Star [...] In January 2019, the Poverty & Race Research Action Council published a report about where families with children use housing vouchers in the 50 largest metropolitan areas. According to the nonprofit, the census tract showed Nob Hill apartments is located in an area with a poverty rate of 35% and a 60% share of people of … [Read more...] about They’ve Put Up with Leaks, Mold, Insects, Mice. Now These Tenants Face Eviction (Kansas City Star)