More details posted on the November 4th Housing Mobility Conference, with panels on the Housing Mobility Demonstration, future housing mobility policy and prospects for new funding, expanded landlord recruitment, and increasing tenant engagement – register today for this (free) virtual conference!
Landlords and Emergency Rental Assistance: A growing number of states and localities are challenging landlords’ refusal to accept Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) funds under their source of income discrimination laws. We helped put together this advocacy guide on ERAP and source of income discrimination, along with the National Housing Law Project and the National Homelessness Law Center. The $21.6 billion ERAP was passed as part of the American Rescue Plan last spring.
School discipline and (de)segregation: The National Coalition on School Diversity is hosting a virtual dialogue about school discipline and (de)segregation featuring Kristin Henning, Jason Nance, and Matt Kautz, next Wednesday, October 20 at 1pm ET. Register here.
AFFH and evictions: The COVID crisis has re-exposed the racial dimensions of housing insecurity, and the ways that harsh eviction practices disproportionately affect people of color. We have joined the Alliance for Housing Justice in urging HUD to consider housing insecurity and the lack of tenant protections (such as just cause eviction requirements and tenant right to counsel) as fair housing issues to be considered as part of a new Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule.
Preserve housing in the infrastructure bill! These are the last days of negotiation over the “Build Back Better” reconciliation bill, and it has been widely reported that the crucial housing investments in the bill may be at risk. Today would be a very good day to call or send an email to your representatives – you can use this form from the NLIHC to reach out.