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
Housing Choice Voucher Mobility
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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 (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)
A PRRAC and Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) Research Publication. Excerpt: "State and local housing agencies have important new tools to help families with housing vouchers move to high-opportunity neighborhoods with low crime and strong schools, which tend to have higher rents. A November 2016 Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) rule expands use … [Read more...] about A Guide to Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMRs): How State and Local Housing Agencies Can Expand Opportunity for Families in All Metro Areas (CBPP-PRRAC, May 2018)
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