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!
Moving forward: After last week’s shocking insurrection at the Capitol, we are concerned that our political leaders may be tempted to tone down their calls for racial equity and to scale back ambitious anti-racist agendas in the cause of “national healing.” But to back down now would be to accommodate and capitulate to the ideology of white supremacy. This has happened before … [Read more...] about PRRAC Update (January 14, 2021): Cashin on “Whitelash”; More HUD and ED Developments
HAPPY HOLIDAYS! In the new Poverty & Race: Reflections from our Board members and Social Science Advisory Board members on the occasion of PRRAC’s 30th Anniversary – including contributions by Olati Johnson, Justin Steil & Somala Diby, Demetria McCain, Gabriela Sandoval, Paul Ong, Jacob Faber & Max Besbris, Megan Haberle & Philip Tegeler - read the new issue … [Read more...] about PRRAC Update (December 22, 2020): 30th Anniversary Issue; and Another Victory for School Integration
Restoring and improving the AFFH process: Whether Congress immediately repeals the absurd Trump Administration “AFFH rule” or HUD replaces it through rulemaking, advocates and jurisdictions have learned a lot about how to strengthen AFFH during the original rule’s first two years of implementation (and subsequently, when a number of progressive jurisdictions continued to use … [Read more...] about PRRAC Update (December 10, 2020): Recommendations for a new AFFH rule + school integration goals for the first 100 days