Events & Webinars
Upcoming Webinar – Proposed AFFH Rule’s Impact on Health Equity: Sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Building Healthy Places Network, and featuring PRRAC Deputy Director Megan Haberle, as well as Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Dr. David Williams and Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center’s Cashauna Hill. The speakers will discuss the connection between residential segregation and health, the proposed AFFH rule change and what it could mean for health equity, how cities are currently using the rule, and what we can do as a community in response to the proposed change. Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST. Register here. Also, remember that comments on the proposed rule are due on March 16.
Registration is now open for the March 26-27 NCSD national conference – including a keynote plenary with Vanessa Siddle Walker, Elizabeth McRae, and Dani McClain. Register here today.
A review of recent Small Area FMR research for advocates: PRRAC and the National Housing Law Project are hosting a call on February 25 for legal services and civil rights lawyers and advocates to review recent social science research on the HUD Small Area FMR rule, an important new tool for families with Housing Choice Vouchers. The SAFMR rule permits public housing authorities to adjust the rent caps (“payment standards”) in higher-cost areas to expand housing choice for families. If you are interested in joining the call, please contact Heidi Kurniawan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Resources and Opportunities
Voices of assisted housing residents: Building on its two-year project, Where Will We Live, which compiled video interviews of almost 200 residents of subsidized housing, the National Housing Trust has just put out a “Storytelling Toolkit” to guide other housing non-profits to work with residents to tell their stories. The NHT series was particularly helpful in demonstrating how access to housing assistance helps residents access greater economic opportunity, health care, supportive services, and education.
Interesting job opportunity at CLPHA: If you have a master’s degree in public policy or a related field, you may be interested in this research and policy analyst position at the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities.