By Erin Boggs, Sam Brill & Lisa Dabrowski (Click here to view the entire P&R issue) 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 … [Read more...] about “Do Housing Choice Voucher Holders Want to Move to Opportunity?” by Erin Boggs, Sam Brill & Lisa Dabrowski (April-June 2018 P&R Issue)
Housing Choice Voucher Mobility
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In response to the OCA v Carson lawsuit, HUD issued a call for comments on the 2-year suspension shortly before the preliminary injunction hearing. Although the court rejected this post-hoc effort, the rule received a strong outpouring of support from advocates for low income families across the country, as well as scattered complaints from PHAs and their trade associations. … [Read more...] about Selected Comments in Response to HUD’s 30-Day Notice on the SAFMR Suspension
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
An Urban Institute-PRRAC Policy Report (May 2013). Excerpt: "The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, administered by public housing agencies (PHAs) across the country, provides low-income households the ability to affordably rent decent housing practically anywhere in the United States. And yet, they don’t. Studies … [Read more...] about Expanding Choice: Practical Strategies for Building a Successful Housing Mobility Program (Urban Institute-PRRAC, May 2013)
A BRHP-PRRAC report. By Lora Engdahl (2009). In the Baltimore region, a successful housing mobility program is providing families living in very disadvantaged inner-city communities with a new home and a chance for a new life. Minority voucher holders in the federal Housing Choice Voucher Program (formerly titled Section 8) have often been limited to living in “voucher … [Read more...] about New Homes, New Neighborhoods, New Schools: A Progress Report on the Baltimore Housing Mobility Program