By Josh Silver, NPQ A systemic approach is needed if decades of systemic racism in housing are to be successfully combated, according to the authors of a new compendium of essays published by the Poverty and Race Research Action Council (PRRAC). The publication, Racial Justice in Housing Finance: A Series on New Directions, contains essays by academics, practitioners, and … [Read more...] about Undoing Structural Racism: The Need for Systemic Change in Housing Policy (Nonprofit Quarterly)
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By Casey McDermott, NHPR "But that’s not the only problem. Local public housing officials told NHPR that it’s getting harder for people who make it to the top of the voucher list to find a landlord willing to rent to them. And in New Hampshire, that’s perfectly legal. It’s the only state in New England that doesn’t ban discrimination on the basis of someone’s source of … [Read more...] about Long Waitlists, Resistant Landlords and Limited Options: N.H. Residents Relying on Public Housing Help Face Myriad Hurdles (New Hampshire Public Radio)
By Talis Shelbourne, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Tegeler, of the Poverty & Race Research Action Council, believes the Housing Choice Voucher is one of the best social safety nets in the country for low-income families that need housing. "'I think if it’s well-run, it can provide housing choices for low-income families that are much broader than what families can obtain … [Read more...] about The Future of Public Housing in Milwaukee is Vouchers, Not Buildings — and That Could Improve Housing Security (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
By Fran Quigley, Jacobin "The Poverty and Race Research Action Council, among other advocates, has outlined how the federal government could change those programs to invest instead in government and nonprofit housing. We should move our housing billions out of the private market and into social housing, built on a foundation of full public-sector ownership and management. In … [Read more...] about We Have to Act Now to Stop the Coming US Eviction Crisis (Jacobin)
By Sentinel News Service “We are honored to receive this grant and to partner with HACLA on this initiative. Through our partnership, we can eliminate jurisdictional boundaries and help families across the County move to higher opportunity areas,” LACDA Executive Director Emilio Salas said. HACLA and the LACDA have a contract with the Poverty & Race Research Action … [Read more...] about HUD Awards Los Angeles City and County $4 Million to Assist 1,950 Families (LA Sentinel)