How can HUD better support the social housing sector? Our latest policy brief, “What can HUD do to expand public and community ownership of rental housing?” looks at the ways that existing HUD programs might be adapted to increase funding for the non-profit, public, and community-based housing sector. These programs are all likely to grow under the Biden infrastructure plan, … [Read more...] about PRRAC Update (April 5, 2021): Social Housing and HUD
In the new Poverty & Race: Land values and segregation; Boston’s AFFH ordinance; gentrification and schools; and pre-constitutional origins of the right to education. Read the new issue here. Providence, Rhode Island; Hillsborough County, Florida; and Columbus, Ohio are the latest jurisdictions to pass source-of-income discrimination laws – and campaigns continue in New … [Read more...] about PRRAC Update (March 18, 2021): New Issue of Poverty & Race
Linking magnet schools with public housing redevelopment: HUD’s most important public housing redevelopment tool, the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative, was designed “to help transform high-poverty, distressed neighborhoods into mixed-income neighborhoods with the affordable housing, safe streets, and good schools every family needs.” While the program has had some success in … [Read more...] about PRRAC Update (March 4, 2021): Magnet Schools and Public Housing Redevelopment
Housing Mobility Demonstration: Congratulations to 38 PHAs in 28 cities and regions that applied for the HUD Housing Mobility Demonstration this month! Unfortunately, there is only enough funding for 5-10 of these applications, so we intend to press for more housing mobility funding in next year’s budget. While we await the results of the housing mobility demonstration study, … [Read more...] about PRRAC Update (February 19, 2021): 28 applications for the housing mobility demonstration!
Our future HUD Secretary faces huge challenges – working with Congress and the President to prevent a wave of mass evictions and homelessness, expand our social housing sector, and act on the President’s recent commitment to redressing our history of government-sponsored segregation and disinvestment – a project that includes restoring the Disparate Impact and AFFH rules, … [Read more...] about PRRAC Update (January 28, 2021): Good luck to HUD Secretary-Nominee Marcia Fudge in Today’s Hearing!