PRRAC focuses much of its research and advocacy on the impact of federal housing policy on racial and economic segregation in America, and the search for meaningful remedies. We believe that it is important to invest in and improve the quality of life for low-income people of color in disinvested communities, but also that the affirmative vision of civil rights policy cannot stop there. We also work to develop explicit, complementary policies to reduce racial and economic segregation and expand access to high opportunity communities for low-income families of color.
Included on this page are our policy briefs and advocacy communications with the Department of Housing & Urban Development, the Department of Treasury and other agencies on specific federal policy issues.
Selected Comment Letters Submitted in Response to HUD’s 2018 Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the Disparate Impact Rule
- Comment letter submitted by PRRAC et al
- Comment letter submitted by the National Housing Law Project
- Comment letter submitted by the American Civil Liberties Union
- Comment letter submitted by Alliance for Housing Justice
- Comment letter submitted by the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights
- Comment letter submitted by the National Consumer Law Center
- Comment letter submitted by Members of Congress
HUD Performance Overviews
- PRRAC Law and Policy Associate Testimony at the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Public Briefing: “Are Rights a Reality? Evaluating Federal Civil Rights Enforcement” (PRRAC, November 2018)
- Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing at HUD: A First Term Report Card (Part I: HUD Housing Programs) (PRRAC, January 2013)
- Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing at HUD: A First Term Report Card (Part II: HUD Enforcement of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Requirement) (Lawyers’ Committee, National Fair Housing Alliance, and PRRAC, March 2013)