Housing and schools: As part of our ongoing work to better connect housing and school integration efforts, we recently co-released a report with the National Education Association titled “Housing and Schools: The Importance of Engagement for Educators and Education Advocates.” The report focuses on specific leverage points in state and local housing policy that educators and activists can use to improve outcomes and access for students.
Washington, D.C. Community Meetings on Fair Housing Issues (and fair housing symposium): We are working with the D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development and the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law to develop a fair housing analysis for the District of Columbia. Through a series of public meetings across DC, we will be seeking input on the fair housing issues that persist in DC. See this flyer for meeting times, locations, and more information. Also, on April 30th, the District of Columbia agencies focused on housing and disability will be sponsoring the 18th Annual DC Fair Housing Symposium. The city-wide event aims to raise awareness about fair housing rights and responsibilities in the District. Register here.
The Color of Law is now available in animation! And it is really well done, with narration by the author, Richard Rothstein – watch the 17-minute video here.
New maps of segregation and displacement: The Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity has released a new national mapping tool that simultaneously highlights gentrification and increasing concentrations of poverty at the neighborhood level – see their report, “American Neighborhood Change in the 21st Century.”
Housing cost burden and health: The 2019 County Health Rankings-Key Findings Report from the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation emphasizes severe housing cost burden as a key factor in population health.