The new issue of Poverty & Race, expertly guest edited by Kara Finnigan of the University of Rochester, highlights research and policy connections between housing and school integration, with over a dozen new articles on policy, theory, and youth engagement. Read the issue here.
PRRAC is hiring! See our new posting for Director of State and Local Engagement here.
Between the Lines: Watch this short trailer for the forthcoming theater piece on housing and school segregation written and performed by students in the Epic Theater Ensemble, commissioned by PRRAC and NCSD.
Last chance to support PRRAC this year: If you haven’t already, please consider making a donation to PRRAC (we promise to use it wisely) and if you are a federal employee we hope you will consider a donation to PRRAC through the Combined Federal Campaign (our # is 11710).
Other news and resources
Congratulations to PRRAC Board member David Hinojosa, of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, who was recently selected for Ohtli Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Mexican Government, for his work to support the rights of Mexican Americans and members of the Latinx community.
Housing mobility in Massachusetts: The Century Foundation’s recent report “The Walls of Exclusion in Massachusetts: How Three Mothers Had to Overcome Discriminatory Zoning Laws to Improve the Lives of Their Children” highlights the ongoing SnoMass housing mobility program which Mobility Works helped to kick off in 2019. SnoMass, now extended statewide, is funded and overseen by the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
The National Housing Law Project’s recent survey of legal services lawyers found a high prevalence of evictions after the end of the federal moratorium, notwithstanding the availability of Rental Assistance Program funds. See the survey results here.
Enterprise Community Partners has issued a “Roadmap to Prevent Eviction and Promote Housing Stability,” compiling promising practices from across the U.S. PRRAC participated in the excellent webinar series preceding the release of this report.
Housing mobility position in Cleveland: The Fair Housing Center is hiring a Mobility Program Director to help implement the regional Housing Mobility Demonstration with the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority.