In the new Poverty & Race: Abolition applied to housing policy; COVID and evictions; New Deal lessons; “Monopolizing Whiteness”; and social housing history in Liverpool. Read the new issue here (or wait till it arrives in your other mailbox!) Civil rights history - Buffalo: 30 years ago, legal services advocates in upstate New York (joined by the NAACP Legal Defense Fund) … [Read more...] about PRRAC Update (November 19, 2020): Progress on Disparate Impact; Housing-Schools History
Carson Disparate Impact Rule Enjoined: In the first of three cases filed to challenge HUD’s undoing of the Fair Housing Act disparate impact standard, a federal district court judge has issued a preliminary injunction which prevents the rule from going into effect (the other pending cases were filed in federal courts in Connecticut and Northern California). A Steady Habit of … [Read more...] about PRRAC Update (October 29, 2020): Progress on Disparate Impact; Housing-Schools History
Disparate impact: Today, PRRAC joined the legal effort to reverse the Trump Administration’s twisted interpretation of the Fair Housing Act’s disparate impact standard. The new HUD rule, which officially goes into effect next week, invents a series of new hurdles for victims of discrimination at the pleading stage as well as adding unprecedented new defenses, making it … [Read more...] about PRRAC Update (October 22, 2020): Challenging HUD’s Attempt to Dismantle the Fair Housing Act
Strength in Diversity Act advanced in House vote! In a historic vote on Tuesday, the House passed the Strength in Diversity Act, authorizing a competitive grants program for local school districts (and states) to plan and implement school diversity initiatives. The Strength in Diversity Act would authorize a program similar to the Obama administration’s “Opening Doors, … [Read more...] about PRRAC Update (September 18, 2020): School Integration Passes the House!
Best practices for RAD “Choice-Mobility” implementation: The Rental Assistance Demonstration has become the most significant public housing redevelopment program in the U.S., bringing new funds to support aging properties around the country. One essential element of the program is that, after conversion, all tenants have a right to request a portable Housing Choice Voucher, and … [Read more...] about PRRAC Update (August 27, 2020): School Construction and School Integration; RAD Choice-Mobility Guidance