Mobility Works at NAHRO: If you are planning to be at the NAHRO conference in San Antonio next week, please visit the Mobility Works booth – Demetria McCain and Nicole Rolfe from the Inclusive Communities Project will be there, and Demetria is also on a workshop panel on housing mobility. Our Mobility Works team has been busy this year, helping PHAs develop housing mobility programs in Cleveland, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Massachusetts, and New York. The housing mobility movement continues to expand, and even the venerable Brookings Institution agrees with our housing mobility recommendations, in their most recent policy brief!
DC fair housing plan: The draft Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing for Washington DC is out for public comment. Like other progressive cities around the country, DC has continued to follow the framework of the AFFH rule, which was suspended by the Trump Administration last year. Please consider attending one of the upcoming public hearings, or submitting written comments. PRRAC and the Lawyers Committee were consultants to the City in developing the plan. Upcoming public hearings:
- 10/9, 5:00pm to 8:30pm: Greater Washington Urban League (2901 14th Street NW)
- 10/17, 5:30 to 8:30pm: United Planning Organization(2907 Martin Luther King Avenue SE)
Disparate Impact Under Fire – two weeks left (deadline Friday, 10/18/19) to submit comments on HUD’s radical, anti-civil rights reinterpretation of the Fair Housing Act’s disparate impact standard. You can leave a comment for HUD through the #DefendCivilRights coalition portal here. The homestretch effort also includes:
- Thursday, 10/3 (1pm-2:30pm EST): ABA Webinar: Rolling Back Disparate Impact and the Repercussions for Civil Rights;
- Monday, 10/7 (2-3 pm EST): A #DefendCivilRights Tweetstorm (social media resources are available here); and
- Thursday 10/9 (4-5:30pm EST): #DefendCivilRights Panel Discussion and Reception in D.C., which will also be live-streamed on Facebook.
Other events and resources
400 Years of Inequality events: An extraordinary series of observances and educational events continues this month and next across the country (for example, see this series at the Brooklyn Historical Society)
More evidence on school segregation: Sean Reardon’s important new analysis highlights the pernicious link between school segregation and school poverty concentration – and the harmful effects for low-income children.
Opportunities at Fair Share Housing Center NJ: New employment opportunities in community organizing and fair housing policy at a powerful New Jersey advocacy organization that’s been fighting segregation and exclusion for over 40 years. See the position announcements here.