Link to PDF. July 15, 2020 As we work together to build a future vision for America – one that celebrates its diversity, where government helps us all to thrive, and where we are willing to examine and learn from the mistakes of our history – our housing policy must be a core pillar of systems change. For millions of Americans, housing cost pressure and insecurity are … [Read more...] about A Vision for Federal Housing Policy in 2021 and Beyond (PRRAC, July 2020)
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October 23, 2017, Washington, D.C. – Today, several civil rights organizations sued the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) challenging its decision to suspend a rule that would have assisted low-income families in securing affordable housing. Five organizations – the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), the Relman, Dane & Colfax PLLC law … [Read more...] about PRESS RELEASE: Civil Rights Groups Sue U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Over Suspension of Rule Assisting Low-Income Families
A PRRAC Program Review (March 2013). By Sarah Oppenheimer, Megan Haberle, and Philip Tegeler, with research support from Kayla Kitson. Excerpt: "One of the three statutory goals of the HUD Moving to Work (MTW) demonstration is to “increase housing choices for low-income families.” The MTW program allows HUD to waive provisions of the U.S. Housing Act of 1937 and various HUD … [Read more...] about Increasing Housing Choices: How Can the MTW Program Evolve to Achieve its Statutory Mandate? (Sarah Oppenheimer & PRRAC, March 2013)
A Lawyers' Committee, National Fair Housing Alliance & PRRAC Program Review (March 2013). Excerpt: "The Fair Housing Act (Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, hereinafter 'the Act') prohibits discrimination in a wide range of housing-related transactions, and it also includes an affirmative obligation on the part of HUD and its grantees to 'Affirmatively Further … [Read more...] about Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing at HUD: A First Term Report Card, Part II (Lawyers’ Committee, National Fair Housing Alliance & PRRAC, March 2013)
A PRRAC Program Review (January 2013). Excerpt: "During the first term of the Obama Administration, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has reaffirmed a broad commitment to fair housing. However, while fair housing enforcement at the agency has increased noticeably, the task of reforming HUD’s own programs has been painstakingly slow. A flurry of positive … [Read more...] about Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing at HUD: A First Term Report Card, Part I (PRRAC, January 2013)