In the new Poverty & Race: We’re a little behind in our publication schedule this year, but our first issue of 2022 has some terrific content, including a fascinating piece from Rasheedah Phillips on law & time; Nick Kelly and Ingrid Ellen on a new technique for measuring neighborhood opportunity; Chris Bonastia on NYC desegregation history; and Valerie Sterne and Janelle Taylor on the way some parents misconceive school enrollment as property.
Revisiting Low Income Housing Tax Credit QAPs: We are starting our first comprehensive review of state Qualified Allocation Plans since 2015 – if you were involved in any kind of testimony or other advocacy on your state’s recent plan, please let us know – reply to LIHTC@prrac.org.
Other news and resources
NFHA grants program: The National Fair Housing Alliance has announced a new funding opportunity, using proceeds from a recent fair housing lawsuit against Fannie Mae, to “support Black and Latino communities to access stable housing, with an emphasis on homeownership, and that create more inclusive, vibrant and healthy neighborhoods.” These funds will be made available to partners in 16 metro areas, and applications are due by October 14. See the announcement here.
Call for essays on school integration: The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is calling for innovative essays on school integration, for possible publication in 2023, and consideration for further AIR research funding after that. The call for essays says that “AIR invites stakeholders with varied roles and expertise – including policymakers, school leaders, advocates, researchers, and student leaders – to submit short essays describing a promising strategy for integration and equity that addresses today’s challenges – including housing or transportation systems; law; politics and policymaking; school funding and revenue; or student- and community-related dynamics or needs.” Essays are due by October 15.
More transparency in the Housing Trust Fund program: The National Low Income Housing Coalition has published a state-by-state review of federal housing trust fund expenditures in 2017, the first year of program implementation.
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