HUD’s discriminatory proposed immigration rule: PRRAC joined a chorus of approximately 25,000 public comments on HUD’s outrageous proposed “mixed-status” rule, which would force HUD-assisted families with undocumented members to choose between losing their housing subsidy or “evicting” their undocumented child or parent from the unit. We pointed out that the proposed rule violates both the Fair Housing Act and the Constitution. See our comment letter here.
Affordable housing acquisition PRRAC and the National Housing Trust published an essay in the San Francisco Federal Reserve’s “What Works” series, titled “High-Opportunity Partner Engagement: Creating Low-Income Housing Options Near Good Schools.”
The presidential candidates and school integration: Shortly after the debates, and the intense exchange about school busing between Senator Harris and Vice President Biden, we posted a review of the candidates’ positions on school integration. The media attention to school integration has not seemed to let up since the debates, and we are hopeful that the added attention will help to build support for our efforts, with the National Coalition on School Diversity, to repeal the 1974 anti-busing provision from the General Education Provisions Act. See NCSD’s 2019 federal policy agenda here, and articles on the proposed repeal of the anti-busing provision here and here. For more background on busing and school integration, see this L.A. Times article featuring a number of PRRAC-affiliated researchers, and this on-line dialogue featuring PRRAC Board member Dennis Parker and NCSD Research Advisory Panel member Erica Frankenberg.