Restoring and improving the AFFH process: Whether Congress immediately repeals the absurd Trump Administration “AFFH rule” or HUD replaces it through rulemaking, advocates and jurisdictions have learned a lot about how to strengthen AFFH during the original rule’s first two years of implementation (and subsequently, when a number of progressive jurisdictions continued to use the suspended AFFH rule to guide their fair housing planning). PRRAC has just released its initial recommendations for improving the rule and, just as important, improving its accompanying guidance and implementation tools. See our new policy brief, Reviving and Improving HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Regulation: A Practice-Based Roadmap.
School integration goals for the first 100 days: The National Coalition on School Diversity has submitted its initial list of recommendations for the Biden Administration, “10 Ways The Biden/Harris Administration Can Prioritize School Integration In Its First 100 Days.”
Welcome to Portland (ME) and Louisville, joining the growing list of local governments that have banned source of income discrimination against families with housing vouchers!
Other resources and events
The expiring eviction moratorium: Join the Right to the City Alliance, Human Impact Partners, and the Alliance for Housing Justice for a conversation on the deepening housing and public health crises as the CDC Eviction Moratorium is set to expire on December 31st. As Covid-19 resurges across the country, the interdependence of health and housing has never been clearer: communities cannot shelter in place at home without homes to shelter in. While tenants fight to protect one another from sickness, joblessness, and predatory evictions, the new Administration must also share in this responsibility. Join Housing Is The Cure National Briefing on COVID-19 & The Eviction Crisis on December 15 at 3:00 eastern.
School integration survey: The Century Foundation has prepared a comprehensive inventory of school integration efforts across the country – including 185 school districts or charter schools with a commitment to racial and socioeconomic integration and 722 school districts subject to a legal desegregation order or voluntary agreement: Here Is What School Integration in America Looks Like Today.
Effective mobility programs: A new working paper from researchers at the Cleveland Federal reserve examines “What Determines the Success of Housing Mobility Programs?”