By Stephanie Wykstra, Vox [...] However, there are still many areas that haven’t passed such laws. The Poverty and Race Research Action Council estimates that as of November 2019, only about half of voucher holders are covered by source-of-income laws. Meanwhile, both Texas and Indiana have passed legislation to prevent jurisdictions in their states from creating their … [Read more...] about Vouchers Can Help the Poor Find Homes. But Landlords Often Won’t Accept Them. (Vox)
PRRAC in the News
For the complete PRRAC in the News archives click here.
By Antonia K. Fasanelli and Philip Tegeler, ABA Human Rights Magazine A few years ago, Jill Williams, an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, received a special housing subsidy for U.S. veterans to help her pay for housing. Williams was homeless at the time and living in the Baltimore region of Maryland. Because of her honorable service to the United States, … [Read more...] about Your Money’s No Good Here: Combatting Source of Income Discrimination in Housing (ABA Human Rights Magazine)
By Nicole Gaudiano, Politico [...] — Philip Tegeler, president and executive director of the Poverty & Race Research Action Council, said in an email that Harris “deserves a lot of credit for starting a conversation about school integration in the campaign — and we’re gratified that most of the other candidates have now taken up the issue as well.” — Achieving … [Read more...] about DeVos Proposes Department Spinoff to Handle Student Loans (Politico Morning Education Newsletter)
By Jordyn Grzelewski, The Plain Dealer [...] The result for voucher users: Being closed out of some communities, particularly where there are better opportunities for children. Aware of the challenges both landlords and tenants face, CMHA, with help from the Poverty & Race Research Action Council, a civil rights and policy organization, is implementing several reforms … [Read more...] about Closed Doors: CMHA Works to Improve Voucher Program; Advocates Push for Discrimination Protections (The Plain Dealer)
By Rachel M. Cohen, Washington City Paper [...] This recommendation is reinforced by a separate planning process, conducted by the city, to certify that it is in compliance with federal civil rights law. Released in late September, the city’s new draft Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice includes findings such as: Many historically black D.C. neighborhoods have … [Read more...] about D.C. Is Rapidly Gentrifying and the Fate of its Affordable Housing Hangs in the Balance (Washington City Paper)