Updated October 2021 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 October 2021)
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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 2: An Actionable Fair Housing Strategy for Real Estate Agents & Agencies” by Allison K. Bethel & Maria Krysan (May – Sept 2021 P&R Issue)
A PRRAC & NHLP Publication. Excerpt: "The definition of “affirmatively furthering fair housing” under California state law mirrors the 2015 federal regulation’s language. Note that the AFFH obligation in California is broader than the federal mandate in that the state obligation does not require the receipt of any type of state funding to apply. It is also worth noting … [Read more...] about Working with PHAs to Adopt Policies that Affirmatively Further Fair Housing: An Advocacy Guide and Toolkit for Local Advocates (PRRAC & NHLP, July 2021)
A PRRAC & NHLP Publication. Excerpt: "The following sections of this manual address a series of commonly-encountered fair housing issues of concern to PHAs, as well as fair housing considerations in new and expanding programs. By taking up the challenge of the California AFFH law, PHAs can become fair housing leaders in their communities, proactively engage with their … [Read more...] about Public Housing Authorities and the New California AFFH Law: How to Spot Key Fair Housing Issues and Set Goals (PRRAC & NHLP, July 2021)