By Kate Giammarise, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette It took Janetta Harrison months of searching before she found a landlord in Pittsburgh's North Side who would accept her Housing Choice Voucher, commonly called a Section 8 voucher. … [Read more...] about Preventing discrimination or burdensome regulation? City, landlords going to court over Section 8 law (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
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A PRRAC and Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) Research report. By Alicia Mazzara (CBPP) and Brian Knudsen (PRRAC). The Housing Choice Voucher Program, the nation’s largest federal rental assistance program, assists over 5 million people in 2.2 million low-income households. Housing Choice Vouchers help these families afford decent, stable housing, avoid … [Read more...] about Where Families With Children Use Housing Vouchers
In August 2018, representatives from PRRAC journeyed to Richmond to sit down with Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia, Inc's (HOME) housing mobility specialists Brandi Payne and Toni Jackson, landlord liaison Valerie Barracato, as well as a Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) holder. We discussed HOME's mobility program, housing mobility in Richmond, as well as … [Read more...] about Field Highlight: Housing Mobility in Richmond with HOME of Virginia, Inc
Annotated Agenda See Photo Slideshow On October 16-17, 2018, the Poverty & Race Research Action Council (PRRAC), MobilityWorks, and the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA) hosted the 7th National Housing Mobility Conference. People from across the country, including public housing authority officials, researchers, and nonprofit leaders gathered to … [Read more...] about The 7th National Conference on Housing Mobility
A PRRAC and NHT Program Review. By Peter Kye, Michael Mouton, and Megan Haberle. More must be done to create affordable housing in good neighborhoods and provide real housing choice to low-income families. To address these issues, innovative models of housing acquisition are beginning to emerge, with a focus on creating new access to high-opportunity neighborhoods for … [Read more...] about Developing Opportunity: Innovative Models for Strategic Housing Acquisition