A PRRAC & NHLP Policy Brief. Excerpt: "Voucher participants should have a right to organize, just as HUD has provided in the public housing and project-based rental assistance housing programs. HUD should promulgate tenant organizing regulations for the HCV program that allow for the greatest flexibility and have the lowest barriers to organizing. Additionally, HUD … [Read more...] about Expanding Federal Support for Tenant Organizing in Federally Assisted Housing and the HCV Program (PRRAC & NHLP, February 2022)
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Updated January 2022 Set out below is a compilation of state, local, and federal statutes prohibiting discrimination in the housing market based on source of income, along with an annotated bibliography of studies and published articles relating to discrimination against families with federal Housing Choice Vouchers. Read Appendix B here... … [Read more...] about State and Local Source-of-Income Nondiscrimination Laws: Protections that Expand Housing Choice and Access (PRRAC, Updated January 2022)
A PRRAC Report: This report was prepared by Mary Anne Sullivan, Derek Centola, and Lara Hakki of Hogan Lovells LLP, along with Peter Kye and Philip Tegeler at PRRAC. We are grateful to Peter Haberlandt, Mike Rawson, Adam Gordon, Noemie Sportiche, and Judith Liben for their review of specific sections of the report, and special thanks to Megan Haberle for her helpful comments … [Read more...] about How States Can Affirmatively Further Fair Housing: Key Leverage Points and Best Practices (PRRAC, January 2022)
By Maria Krysan & Allison K. Bethel (click here for the PDF) In November 2020, the nation’s largest real estate trade association, the National Association of Realtors®(NAR), formally and publicly apologized for its role in contributing to racial inequality: “What Realtors® did was an outrage to our morals and our ideals. It was a betrayal of our commitment to fairness … [Read more...] about “A New Vision for Fair Housing in the Real Estate Industry – Part 1: How the Housing Search Process Perpetuates Segregation” by Maria Krysan & Allison K. Bethel (May – Sept 2021 P&R Issue)
By Allison K. Bethel & Maria Krysan (click here for the PDF) Part 1 is here. Real estate agents who endorse the National Association of Realtor’s® “Fair Housing Declaration” promise to “Take a positive approach to fair housing practices and aspire to follow the spirit as well as the letter of the law.” Keeping in mind the complex web of causes of contemporary patterns … [Read more...] about “A New Vision for Fair Housing in the Real Estate Industry – Part II: An Actionable Fair Housing Strategy for Real Estate Agents & Agencies” by Allison K. Bethel & Maria Krysan (May – Sept 2021 P&R Issue)