Potential progress on housing mobility: HUD has issued an "Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking" to expand the use of the successful "Small Area Fair Market Rent" methodology for setting Housing Choice Voucher Rents in certain metro areas with high levels of Section 8 voucher concentration and clustering. Small Area FMRs, which originated from a 2007 civil rights lawsuit in … [Read more...] about PRRAC Update (June 4, 2015): Small Area FMRs!
Encouraging new housing choices: A new PRRAC research report, by Peter Rosenblatt and Jennifer Cossyleon at Loyola University-Chicago looks at the impacts of an innovative security deposit incentive program in Milwaukee County - "Take a Chance on Me": A Review of the Milwaukee County Security Deposit Assistance Program. With assistance from the Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair … [Read more...] about PRRAC Update (January 22, 2015): Security deposit incentives; LIHTC data release; yesterday’s S.Ct. argument
New rules on public housing demolition: HUD has issued a proposed rule tightening up the standards for public housing agencies that seek to demolish, sell, or change the use of public housing. We were pleased with the rule's strong emphasis on civil rights review of any proposals, and requirements for housing mobility counseling in agency relocation plans. But we also … [Read more...] about PRRAC Update (December 18, 2014): Public housing demolition, NYC schools
HUD's HOME program and fair housing: PRRAC's latest report reviews national data and case studies in three metro areas to explore the question, "Is the HOME program affirmatively furthering fair housing?" Social impact investing and housing mobility? PRRAC Executive Director Phil Tegeler joined Dan Rinzler of the Nonprofit Finance Fund and Mary Cunningham of the Urban … [Read more...] about PRRAC Update (October 31, 2014): HUD’s HOME program; pay-for-success
"New Frontiers for Title VI" - a forum in the summer issue of Poverty & Race, commemorating the 50th Anniversary of this key section of the Civil Rights Act, with articles by Robert García, Marianne Engelman Lado, Phil Tegeler, and Derek Black. School diversity at the Dept. of Ed: PRRAC joined other members of the National Coalition on School Diversity in comments on … [Read more...] about PRRAC Update (July 24, 2014): New Frontiers for Title VI?