A PRRAC and Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) Research Report. By Alicia Mazzara (CBPP) and Brian Knudsen (PRRAC). Excerpt: "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: A Comparative Look at the 50 Largest Metropolitan Areas (CBPP-PRRAC, January 2019)
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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 the … [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
Fair housing, Carson-style: Now that we have seen both of the "Advance Notices of Proposed Rulemaking" for revision of the 2013 Disparate Impact rule and the 2015 AFFH rule, it is becoming clear that this administration is seeking to severely diminish the Fair Housing Act's core anti-segregation purpose, creating a weakened version of the 1968 law that ignores the aspirations … [Read more...] about PRRAC Update (August 30, 2018): The Sesquicentennial of the 14th Amendment; and more dark clouds at HUD
By Erin Boggs, Sam Brill & Lisa Dabrowski Introduction Open Communities Alliance (OCA), a Connecticut-based civil rights non-profit that advocates for balanced affordable housing placement, launched in 2014. Because a central part of our advocacy message is that, along with investments in under-resourced areas, it is critical that low-income families of color have access … [Read more...] about Do Housing Choice Voucher Holders Want to Move to Opportunity? (April-June 2018 P&R Issue)