Our collective responsibility: The nationwide demonstrations against police brutality are also a call to each of us to consider the ways we need to step up and respond in our own work and community. Read our Board Chair Olati Johnson’s statement on the crisis here.
Opportunity landlords: Our latest report on best practices for housing mobility programs is out – Recruiting Opportunity Landlords: Lessons from Landlords in Maryland, by Jennifer Cossyleon, Philip Garboden, and Stefanie DeLuca. This new field study complements ongoing work HUD has been doing on landlord recruitment by focusing specifically on landlords in low poverty, well-resourced neighborhoods.
Lesser-known civil rights history – before and after Brown: If you missed the National Coalition on School Diversity’s inspiring “virtual keynote” discussion last week with journalist Dani McClain and historians Vanessa Siddle Walker and Elizabeth McRae, you now have a chance to watch or listen to the recording here. The session opens with a moving tribute to the late Courtney Mykytyn, founder of Integrated Schools.
Housing and education: We are looking forward to participating in the “Housing Is” virtual conference this week, on Thursday and Friday (June 4th and 5th), hosted by the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA). This annual conference highlights the intimate connections between housing, education, and health, and the creative ways that PHAs around the country are building on those connections. Our Friday afternoon session, “Housing Mobility and School Integration” will showcase emerging mobility programs in Cleveland and New York State and an interdistrict school integration program in Massachusetts. Registration is free and we hope to see you for all or part of this virtual conference (you can access the agenda here, featuring over 20 online sessions, and download the conference app here).
Other news and resources
“COVID-19 and Health Equity—A New Kind of ‘Herd Immunity’,” an important editorial in the Journal of the American Medical Association, by Professor David R. Williams (a member of PRRAC’s Social Science Advisory Board) and Dr. Lisa A. Cooper.
Getting paid to fight segregation: Job opening for a staff attorney at the Open Communities Alliance in Connecticut, listing here.
Timely new book on reparations: From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century, by William A. Darity Jr. and A. Kirsten Mullen (University of North Carolina Press).