Updated February 2021 Set out below is a compilation of state, local, and federal statutes prohibiting discrimination in the housing market based on source of income, along with an annotated bibliography of studies and published articles relating to discrimination against families with federal Housing Choice Vouchers. You can use the hyperlinks in the table of contents to … [Read more...] about State and Local Source-of-Income Nondiscrimination Laws: Protections that Expand Housing Choice and Access (PRRAC, Updated February 2021)
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By Max Besbris and Jacob W. Faber (click here for the pdf) The Trump-Pence administration aggressively stunted efforts to integrate communities and redress historical inequalities in housing. The incoming Biden-Harris administration has committed to ending discriminatory practices in the housing market and, on paper, many of the goals it has outlined could make housing more … [Read more...] about “Furthering Fair Housing in the Residential Real Estate Industry” by Max Besbris and Jacob W. Faber (Nov/Dec 2020 P&R Issue)
PRRAC Policy Brief (December 2020). By Megan Haberle, Peter Kye, and Brian Knudsen. Excerpt: "This memorandum provides our recommendations for both restoration of the AFFH rule and potential improvements. It draws from PRRAC’s advocacy work around the 2015 rule’s formulation, for which we are indebted to our partnerships and consultation with many other fair housing and … [Read more...] about Reviving and Improving HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Regulation: A Practice-Based Roadmap (Megan Haberle, Peter Kye, and Brian Knudsen, December 2020)
Barriers to Families in Housing Voucher Programs There are a number of structural issues with the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) program that harm all participants but may be especially affecting families with children: Insufficient supply of vouchers Rent caps that keep families out of higher opportunity neighborhoods Use-it-or-lose-it pressures to find … [Read more...] about Expanding Tenant Rights: Advocating for Voucher Reform with your Local Housing Authority (PRRAC, December 2020)
A PRRAC Publication (November 2020). By Scott W. Gehl. Excerpt: "In Buffalo, New York in a 1989 class-action suit, Comer v. Kemp, would eventually change the face of government-assisted housing and patterns of racial segregation which dated back to the first years of the twentieth century." Read the Publication... … [Read more...] about The Legacy of Buffalo’s Landmark Housing Desegregation Case, Comer v. Kemp (Scott W. Gehl, November 2020)