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
A PRRAC Policy Brief (August 2020). Excerpt: "This guidance highlights recommended practices for public housing agencies (PHAs) and project owners participating in the First Component of the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) to help ensure successful implementation of the “Choice-Mobility” option. Choice mobility rights provide residents with the option to obtain a … [Read more...] about Guidance for Successful Implementation of Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Choice-Mobility (PRRAC, August 2020)
A Housing Choice Voucher reform agenda: As calls grow for a dramatic expansion of the Housing Choice Voucher program, it is also important to address some of the structural problems with the program that can have the effect of steering families to higher poverty neighborhoods. See our new policy brief, “Housing Choice Voucher Reform: A Primer for 2021 and Beyond.” Virtual … [Read more...] about PRRAC Update (August 13, 2020): The Unfinished Business of Housing Choice Voucher Reform; CARES Act Education Funding
Future federal housing policy: We have released an initial set of housing policy reform recommendations, to accompany what we hope will be a major new investment in affordable housing in 2021 and beyond. See our policy brief, “A Vision for Federal Housing Policy in 2021 and Beyond.” Housing Mobility Demonstration: The Notice of Funding Availability was released this week for … [Read more...] about PRRAC Update (July 16, 2020): Future Federal Housing Policy; Mobility Demonstration; School Diversity in the House