Can real estate agents promote diversity? We recently partnered with the National Association of Realtors on a project to educate agents about their capacity to promote diverse schools and communities. Our project, “How Real Estate Agents Can (and Should) Promote Diverse Schools,” includes an overview of the benefits of school diversity for real estate professionals, a … [Read more...] about PRRAC Update (June 17, 2021): Real Estate Sales and Schools; U.S. Reengages with UN CERD Committee; AFFH Advances
More detail on housing mobility funding in the President’s Budget:The President’s ambitious, racial equity-focused 2022 budget proposal to Congress includes two crucial provisions to expand and strengthen our largest low-income housing program – a budget increase in the Housing Choice Voucher program to provide 200,000 new vouchers to low-income families, and a $491 million … [Read more...] about PRRAC Update (June 3, 2021): Latest Developments in Housing Mobility; Discriminatory Home Appraisals
Housing finance and racial justice: PRRAC’s new report, Racial Justice in Housing Finance: A Series on New Directions, examines the law and policy assumptions underlying our affordable housing systems and proposes changes. Contributing authors include Megan Haberle, Sophia House, Carolina Reid, Henry-Louis Taylor, Jr., Henry Korman, Max Bebris, Jacob Faber, Elizabeth … [Read more...] about PRRAC Update (May 20, 2021): Housing Finance and Racial Justice; Strength in Diversity Candidates
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!
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