New prospects for housing mobility: As we await (any day now!) HUD’s Notice of Funding Availability for the $50M bipartisan Housing Mobility Demonstration, we are pleased to release a new report, Housing Mobility Programs in the U.S. 2020, co-published by PRRAC and Mobility Works. Later in July, PRRAC will also be participating in a national webinar on the Mobility Demonstration, co-sponsored by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Mobility Works, Opportunity Insights, CLPHA, and NAHRO.
Contributing to an anti-racist agenda: We have a few suggestions for concrete steps activists can consider as they take on systemic racism in the housing and education sectors – see An anti-racist agenda for state and local housing agencies and An anti-racist agenda for state and local education agencies.
More evidence on environmental racism: The Shriver Center’s new report, Poisonous Homes: The Fight for Environmental Justice in Federally Assisted Housing, documents how decades of environmental racism have systematically put residents of federally assisted housing in harm’s way.
Bridges Collaborative accepting applications: This new project from the Century Foundation is recruiting school districts and charter schools that want to work on school integration, along with local fair housing groups – see more details here.
New fair housing testing study in Boston: “Black renters face egregious housing discrimination”
Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation: This ongoing multi-city project of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation has been making some excellent progress in Kalamazoo, one of its Michigan sites – read more here.