PRRAC Grant Reports
PRRAC-Funded Research Grants & Products
Search 1999 - 2000 Cumulative PRRAC Grants Files:
Criminal Justice System
- Documenting historical actions by Allegheny County
(PA) Housing Authority, county government, HUD and private sector that
established racially segregated housing patterns and markets.
The Lawyers' Committee for Civil
Rights Under Law
- Impact of high growth rates on housing affordability
problems of low-income households.
The California Coalition for Rural Housing Project
- Maintenance, repair and modernization decision-making
procedures and expenditures among NYC public housing projects.
- Impact of increasing the AFDC housing allowance on housing conditions,
overall living conditions and housing discrimination.
Mary Ann Burg and Lynne Soine
- Technical assistance handbook to assist in enabling
residents of "expiring use" projects to retain their housing in permanently
affordable form, under resident control.
The Citizens' Housing and Planning Association (Boston)
- Documenting disproportionately higher rates at which
low-income minority families have their children taken away due to lack of
Greater Boston Legal Services
- Links between availability of housing assistance and unnecessary foster
care placements; conditions for fostering cooperative working relationships
between child welfare advocates and state and local housing officials.
The Children's Defense Fund
- Under-utilization of housing certificates and ways in
which landlords with Section 8 certificates opt out of the program in
violation of federal law.
The Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago
- Patterns of discrimination in Kansas City's federally
subsidized, privately owned projects.
Legal Aid of Western Missouri
- Policy research and analysis re first- and second-year
Comprehensive Housing Affordability Strategy.
The HOMES Coalition -- Housing
Opportunities through Many Efforts and Services
- Documentation of system of home equity scams and
second mortgage fraud involving home improvement companies, mortgage brokers,
secondary mortgage companies and large mainstream financial institutions.
The Lawyers' Committee for Civil
Rights Under Law of the Boston Bar Association
- Outcome of court eviction proceedings where tenants are and are not
represented by counsel.
Legal Services for New York City
- Investigation of conditions of "precariously housed
women" living in doubled-up or extremely crowded conditions.
- Challenging conclusions of landlords' study of financial losses
suffered when tenants assert defense against eviction actions.
Richard LeGates and Allan Heskin
- Evaluation of segregative impact of past city and
federal actions on public housing and examination of proposed sites for
housing to replace high-rise units being demolished.
The New Haven Legal Assistance Association
- Documentation of racial impact of the homeowner tax deduction and
development of alternative taxation proposal to foster homeownership among minorities.
The National Housing
- Impact of federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit on
housing low-income households and people of color.
The Seattle Displacement Coalition
- Documentation of HUD/housing authority failure to meet Fair Housing Act
and Civil Rights Act standards in replacing demolished public housing units.
- Survey of housing conditions of AFDC recipients living
in non-subsidized housing.
The Virginia AFDC Housing Survey Task Force
- Documentation of substandard living conditions and repressive/unresponsive
management practices in Tucson's Sec. 236 (with Sec. 8 add-ons)
and public housing projects.
The Southern Arizona People's Law Center
- Survey of Sec. 8 rent certificate holders and participating landlords
to maximize metropolian-wide use of certificates.
Citizens Research Education
- Survey of local government inclusionary programs to
determine their effectiveness in providing low-income housing.
The California Coalition
for Rural Housing Project
- Reconnaissance of availability and quality of federal
housing data relating to low-income and minority populations.
- Government actions that produced housing segregation
and impact of segregated patterns on school patterns.
Florence Roisman ,Michael
Daniel and Thomas Henderson
- Reconnaissance of availability and quality of
state-level housing data relating to low-income and minority populations.
The California Budget Project,
Alabama Arise, the North Carolina Budget & Tax Center, Voices for Illinois
Children & The [Texas] Center for Public Policy Priorities
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