Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing in the National Housing Trust Fund: Our new policy brief offers guidance to states and state based housing and civil rights advocates working on the development of the first round of state allocation plans for the recently funded Housing Trust Fund. Read our brief here.
Helping HUD improve the AFFH process: we filed coalition comments with the National Fair Housing Alliance, Lawyers Committee and other groups, on the proposed “Assessment of Fair Housing” tools for public housing agencies and local governments. See our.
Pushing back against housing voucher discrimination: We have updated our guide to state and local source of income discrimination laws – with new local ordinances in Ohio, California, Pennsylvania, etc (and ongoing statewide campaigns underway in California and Maryland) PRRAC testimony at the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights: We joined about twenty other witnesses at a USCCR hearing last week for an in-depth look at “Public Education Funding Inequality in an Era of Increasing Concentration of Poverty and Resegregation.” Read our testimony here.
Other events and resources
Join the National Housing Law Project in their upcoming AFFH webinar: “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing, Part II: The Assessment Tool, HUD Data, and Community Participation” – July 13 at 2:00 pm Eastern Time – register here.
AFFH in New England: PRRAC Board Member Betsy Julian from the Inclusive Communities Project (Dallas) is keynoting the the Open Communities Alliance regional AFFH conference in Hartford on Thursday, June 9th, co-sponsored by the University of Connecticut School of Law. Also featuring Tanya Clay House from the U.S. Department of Education. More information and free registration here.