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HUD Announces Rule Seeking to Rollback 2015 AFFH Rule and Radically Change the Definition of Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing. WASHINGTON, DC - On January 7, 2020, PRRAC released the following statement: “Today HUD announced a major step in its ongoing rollback of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) Rule, a key civil rights regulation implementing … [Read more...] about PRESS RELEASE: PRRAC Denounces HUD’s Effort to Ignore Its Civil Rights Obligation Under the Law
By Brian Knudsen (Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law, November 2019). A review of Segregation by Design: Local Politics and Inequality in American Cities by Jessica Troustine. Excerpt: "Political scientist Jessica Trounstine, a leading scholar of American local government politics, has written a remarkable new book sure to become a must-read for … [Read more...] about Causes and Consequences of Segregation (Brian Knudsen, November 2019)
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)
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)