Housing mobility conference panels available: For those of you who couldn’t make it, we have posted the videos from the six sessions at the 8th National Conference on Housing Mobility. This is a great resource for PHA staff and fair housing advocates, and it will only be posted publicly for the month of February on the Mobility Works website – so don’t wait until March to watch!
Source of income discrimination: We have updated our guide with the latest ordinances from Tucson, St. Petersburg, Ann Arbor, and several Ohio towns – also, summaries of several new studies on Housing Choice Voucher discrimination and access to opportunity. See “Appendix B” here.
Final settlement agreement in Sheff v. O’Neill (CT): The parties have agreed to a comprehensive ten-year permanent injunction in this long running regional school desegregation case, based on the goal of finally meeting “demand” – the idea that the current system should be expanded so that all Hartford children who apply for a seat in an integrated school (one of the interdistrict magnet schools or suburban Open Choice” schools) will be accommodated. The court has given initial approval to the settlement, pending legislative approval.
Social Housing in California: A coalition in California is pushing for adoption of a $1 billion “Social Housing Accelerator Initiative” in the 2022-23 state budget – an innovative proposal that deserves replication elsewhere.
CLPHA position: If you like reading this update, you may be interested in this job listing for a Policy and Research Analyst at the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities.