Updated November 12, 2019 PRRAC has just updated its annual guide to state and local source-of-income (SOI) nondiscrimination laws throughout the country. These laws protect households who rely on legal sources of income such as housing choice vouchers or public benefits to pay their rent—preventing landlords from denying, evicting, or treating them unfairly on that basis. … [Read more...] about State and Local Source-of-Income Nondiscrimination Laws: Protections that Expand Housing Choice and Access (November 2019)
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A PRRAC & Buffalo Center for Social Research at the University at Buffalo Report (September 2019). By Kelly Patterson and Robert Silverman. Excerpt: "The analysis focuses on PHA administrators’ perceptions of barriers to voluntary adoption of SAFMRs. After results are presented from both parts of the report, it concludes with two sets of recommendations. The first … [Read more...] about Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMRs): An Analysis of First Year Implementation in Mandatory Metropolitan Areas and Barriers to Voluntary Implementation in Other Areas (PRRAC & Buffalo Center for Social Research at the University at Buffalo, September 2019)
***Doors open at 5:30pm with light refreshments available*** *** The livestream will be available via PRRAC's Facebook page. *** On September 19, 2019, join the Poverty & Race Research Action Council (PRRAC) and National Coalition for School Diversity (NCSD) for a powerful conversation, The Lines Between Us: At School and at Home. We will be discussing what divides … [Read more...] about 9/19/19 Event: The Lines Between Us: At School and At Home (Featuring Author Lawrence Lanahan)
The Discriminatory Effects Standard (commonly known as Disparate Impact) of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 upholds our societal obligation to fairness by respecting and protecting equal opportunity. The goal of the Disparate Impact standard is to root out unjustified practices that discriminate against groups protected by the Fair Housing Act, even where there is no specific … [Read more...] about Disparate Impact (Discriminatory Effects Standard)
Updated July 30, 2019 By Megan Haberle (Deputy Director, PRRAC) and LeGrand Northcutt (Law & Policy Intern, PRRAC) Issues of racism and racial justice have assumed a prominent role in the current presidential campaign. Even within such conversations about racial justice, however, housing segregation often has been overlooked. This is perhaps because it was so … [Read more...] about The 2020 Democratic Candidates’ Positions on Fair and Affordable Housing (Megan Haberle & LeGrand Northcutt, July 2019)