The Discriminatory Effects Standard (commonly known as Disparate Impact) of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 upholds our societal obligation to fairness by respecting and protecting equal opportunity. The goal of the Disparate Impact standard is to root out unjustified practices that discriminate against groups protected by the Fair Housing Act, even where there is no specific … [Read more...] about Disparate Impact (Discriminatory Effects Standard)
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A PRRAC Policy Brief (August 2020). Excerpt: "This guidance highlights recommended practices for public housing agencies (PHAs) and project owners participating in the First Component of the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) to help ensure successful implementation of the “Choice-Mobility” option. Choice mobility rights provide residents with the option to obtain a … [Read more...] about Guidance for Successful Implementation of Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Choice-Mobility (PRRAC, August 2020)
Link to PDF. July 15, 2020 As we work together to build a future vision for America – one that celebrates its diversity, where government helps us all to thrive, and where we are willing to examine and learn from the mistakes of our history – our housing policy must be a core pillar of systems change. For millions of Americans, housing cost pressure and insecurity are … [Read more...] about A Vision for Federal Housing Policy in 2021 and Beyond (PRRAC, July 2020)
October 23, 2017, Washington, D.C. – Today, several civil rights organizations sued the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) challenging its decision to suspend a rule that would have assisted low-income families in securing affordable housing. Five organizations – the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), the Relman, Dane & Colfax PLLC law … [Read more...] about PRESS RELEASE: Civil Rights Groups Sue U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Over Suspension of Rule Assisting Low-Income Families
A PRRAC Program Review (March 2013). By Sarah Oppenheimer, Megan Haberle, and Philip Tegeler, with research support from Kayla Kitson. Excerpt: "One of the three statutory goals of the HUD Moving to Work (MTW) demonstration is to “increase housing choices for low-income families.” The MTW program allows HUD to waive provisions of the U.S. Housing Act of 1937 and various HUD … [Read more...] about Increasing Housing Choices: How Can the MTW Program Evolve to Achieve its Statutory Mandate? (Sarah Oppenheimer & PRRAC, March 2013)