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
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By Charlie Dulik & Alexandra Fennell Like every major American city, New York is deeply spatially divided along racial lines, due to redlining, residential segregation and discrimination. Arguably no place exhibits this more clearly than north Brooklyn’s Broadway Triangle, the intersection of white Williamsburg, predominantly Latino Bushwick and traditionally black … [Read more...] about Churches United for Fair Housing: Organizing and Litigating Against Exclusionary Housing Policies in Brooklyn (April-June 2018 P&R Issue)
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)
On April 18, 2018, the Poverty and Race Research Action Council hosted a symposium on "Civil Rights Intersections: Celebrating 50 years of the Fair Housing Act” at the Selma Center for Nonviolence, Truth and Reconciliation in Alabama. Panelists spoke on the intersection of economic justice and racial segregation in Selma and the rest of the country. Select Video Excerpts … [Read more...] about Civil Rights Intersections: Celebrating 50 Years of the Fair Housing Act
By Shaun Donovan Former Secretary of the Department for Housing and Urban Development The Kerner Commission report was a remarkable leap forward in at least three ways. First, most importantly, it represented our government stating the unvarnished truth about race relations in our country. In response to three simple questions from President Johnson—What … [Read more...] about Honoring the Promise (January-March 2018 P&R Issue)