July 26, 2012
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Poverty & Race: the July-August issue, on your way to your mailboxes, describes a successful effort by the Kirwan Institute at Ohio State to preserve and improve Ohio's racial integration law. Plus a historical review of media coverage of race, by PRRAC Board member Craig Flournoy.
Housing mobility and neighborhood health: a new article by Phil Tegeler and Salimah Hankins profiles the health gains of two families participating in the Baltimore Housing Mobility program - in a special issue of Shelterforce Magazine focused on neighborhood health.
Other news and resources
America's Racially Diverse Suburbs: Opportunities and Challenges - a new study by Myron Orfield and Thomas Luce, from the Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity at the University of Minnesota (formerly known as the Institute on Race & Poverty).
An NYU Furman Center study on LIHTC indicates that the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program serves a significant number of "extremely low income" (ELI) families. Although the LIHTC serves significantly fewer extremely low income families than Section 8 or public housing, a full 43% of LIHTC residents in the study's large sample were ELI families. The full report, What Can We Learn about the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program by Looking at the Tenants? is available here.
Poverty & Race Research Action Council