In the new Poverty & Race: Articles by Betsy Julian on the exciting new housing mobility study in Seattle; Justin Steil on disparate impact and anti-subordination theory; Alexandra Curley and Gretchen Weismann on residential preferences of voucher families in Boston; and Kelly Patterson and Robert Silverman on the first year of implementation of the Small Area FMR rule. Read the new issue here!
Disparate Impact – six weeks left to submit comments on HUD’s perverse reinterpretation of the Fair Housing Act’s disparate impact standard. Much has already been written about the proposed rule – including this piece by PRRAC Board Chair Olati Johnson and Michelle Aronowitz, former HUD Deputy General Counsel for Civil Rights, this piece by PRRAC Board Member Brian Smedley, and this one by PRRAC Social Science Advisory Board member Greg Squires. It is important that HUD receive comments from as many perspectives as possible before the October 16 deadline. Several organizations (including PRRAC) have set up coalition “portals” you can use to make it easier for you to write and submit your comments:
Upcoming book event at PRRAC: We are excited to welcome Lawrence Lanahan, author of the new book The Lines Between Us, a story of two families in Baltimore set against the background of decades of segregation and the evolution of the landmark Thompson v. HUD public housing desegregation case. The panel discussion will be held in our event space at 740 15th St. NW, at 5:30 on Thursday, September 19. Lawrence Lanahan will be joined by Cara McClellan from the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and journalist J. Brian Charles for a discussion of “The Lines Between Us: At School and At Home.” Register here for this free event, co-sponsored by the National Coalition on School Diversity.