***Doors open at 5:30pm with light refreshments available*** *** The livestream will be available via PRRAC's Facebook page. *** On September 19, 2019, join the Poverty & Race Research Action Council (PRRAC) and National Coalition for School Diversity (NCSD) for a powerful conversation, The Lines Between Us: At School and at Home. We will be discussing what divides … [Read more...] about 9/19/19 Event: The Lines Between Us: At School and At Home (Featuring Author Lawrence Lanahan)
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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)
Updated July 30, 2019 By Megan Haberle (Deputy Director, PRRAC) and LeGrand Northcutt (Law & Policy Intern, PRRAC) Issues of racism and racial justice have assumed a prominent role in the current presidential campaign. Even within such conversations about racial justice, however, housing segregation often has been overlooked. This is perhaps because it was so … [Read more...] about The 2020 Democratic Candidates’ Positions on Fair and Affordable Housing (Megan Haberle & LeGrand Northcutt, July 2019)
Published as part of "What Works to Promote Inclusive, Equitable Mixed-Income Communities," the fifth volume in the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s "What Works" series. A PRRAC & NHT Essay (June 2019). By Peter Kye, Megan Haberle, Laura Abernathy, and Scott Kline. Excerpt: "This essay reviews the housing acquisition approach to providing greater access to … [Read more...] about High-Opportunity Partner Engagement: Creating Low-Income Housing Options Near Good Schools (PRRAC & NHT, June 2019)
A PRRAC and Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) Research Report. By Alicia Mazzara (CBPP) and Brian Knudsen (PRRAC). Excerpt: "The Housing Choice Voucher Program, the nation’s largest federal rental assistance program, assists over 5 million people in 2.2 million low-income households. Housing Choice Vouchers help these families afford decent, stable housing, avoid … [Read more...] about Where Families With Children Use Housing Vouchers: A Comparative Look at the 50 Largest Metropolitan Areas (CBPP-PRRAC, January 2019)