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 Housing Choice Voucher holder Myshanniece Tabron. 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
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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
By Mattie Quinn, Governing Magazine Washington state is the latest jurisdiction to pass a law to protect low-income renters from housing discrimination. House Bill 2578, which will go into effect at the end of September, makes it illegal for landlords to reject applicants based on their use of public assistance, including Section 8, Social Security or veterans benefits. … [Read more...] about ‘Section 8 Need Not Apply’: States and Cities Outlaw Housing Discrimination (Governing Magazine)
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?
PRESS RELEASE (press contact - Kimberly Hall, email@example.com) Trump Administration suspends key civil rights provision in the Housing Choice Voucher program This week, HUD sent letters to public housing agencies (PHAs) covering 23 metropolitan areas, "suspending" a 2016 rule that would have allowed more families in the Housing Choice Voucher program to … [Read more...] about Press Release: August 15, 2017 HUD suspends implementation of key civil rights provision in the voucher program