By Jerusalem Demsas, Vox “Exclusionary zoning is a product of state law, and if we can get states to address that through funding incentives, I think that that could lead to some real change at the local level,” Phil Tegeler, executive director of the civil rights group Poverty and Race Research Action Council, told Vox earlier this year. “Local governments have no inherent … [Read more...] about Democrats Have No Plan to Fight Housing Inflation (Vox)
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By Kayla Canne, Asbury Park Press The Poverty and Race Research Action Council, a Washington, D.C.-based group that researches and advocates for civil rights policies, said in a March 2020 briefing that audit testing serves as a “powerful deterrent” for future violators of these laws. [...] … [Read more...] about ‘We Don’t Take That:’ Why Illegal Discrimination Toward Section 8 Tenants Goes Unchecked in NJ (Asbury Park Press)
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)
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)