PRRAC Update  

July 18, 2013 





Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing:  The HUD proposed rule we have all been waiting for has finally been released...the proposed "AFFH Rule" is intended to improve implementation of the Fair Housing Act's mandate to state and local grantees to avoid housing segregation and promote residential integration and regional equity. See the advance copy here (appearing in the Federal Register tomorrow).   We'll be developing detailed comments on the proposed rule over the next 30-60 days, but check out our homepage tomorrow for an initial statement on the proposed rule. 


In the new issue of Poverty & Race:  Michael Wenger's personal and professional insights into "White Privilege," a reflection by Marge Turner on Patrick Sharkey's analysis of intergenerational poverty, and more!   



Other Resources and Events:


Two new reports from NY Appleseed:  "Preserving Affordable Housing in Gentrifying Neighborhoods: Strategies to Prevent Displacement," a comprehensive overview of federal, state and local housing program tools; and "Within Our Reach: Segregation in NYC District Elementary Schools and What We Can Do About It," a briefing paper (the first of a series) on the mechanisms by which segregation occurs in NYC elementary schools.


Join the Economic Policy Institute at the Unfinished March Symposium: Monday, July 22, 2013 in Washington, DC.  More info here.  For additional updates on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, and historical resources about the 1963 March, visit our webpage.  




Philip Tegeler

Poverty & Race Research Action Council

Washington, DC   




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