Policy Brief (March 2016). By Philip Tegeler. Funding for this project was made possible by grants from the Ford Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Kresge Foundation, and Atlantic Philanthropies. Excerpt: "Without housing mobility counseling, and the public housing agency reforms that accompany it, we consistently see highly segregated programs that place poor children … [Read more...] about The Need for a National Housing Mobility Infrastructure (March 2016)
CERD report issued: The U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has issued its Concluding Observations on U.S. compliance with the CERD treaty, reflecting many of the concerns raised by the delegation of U.S. civil and human rights groups that came to Geneva to testify. We were especially pleased to see the strong recommendations (pp. 6-7) on U.S. housing … [Read more...] about PRRAC Update (August 29, 2014): CERD Report issued!
Economic mobility and segregation: The extraordinary Harvard/Berkeley nationwide study of upward mobility rates among poor children once again highlights the powerful impact of residential segregation on children's life chances. Using millions of anonymous tax records to compare earnings of parents and children over time, the study found starkly lower inter-generational … [Read more...] about PRRAC Update (August 2, 2013): Economic Mobility/Housing Mobility
The U.S. Census Bureau data released on Tuesday paint a grim picture of growing economic turmoil in American households over the last several years since the beginning of the Great Recession. Although experts tell us the recession officially ended back in 2009, the number of people living in poverty in the United States in 2010—46.2 million —is the largest number in the 52 … [Read more...] about Canaries in the coal mine: Census data show long-term financial distress among people of color
Anyone who thinks that the words “innovation” and “HUD” don’t belong in the same sentence should take notice: In the past two years, the Department of Housing and Urban Development has been crafting innovative solutions to bureaucratic problems that have plagued the agency for decades. These innovations are coming from across the program spectrum. Agency … [Read more...] about Innovation and the Federal Housing Budget: Notes for President Obama’s “Listening Tour” (March 2011)