PRRAC Update  

September 18, 2014  




"Moving to Peace and Safety":  A must-read article in NHI's Rooflines from our colleague Barbara Samuels - recounting feedback from clients and applicants for the Baltimore Housing Mobility Program who are seeking safer housing opportunities for their children. (Some of the themes in Barbara's essay were also echoed in an op-ed in yesterday's New York Times.)


In the new Poverty & RaceReflections on PRRAC's 25th Anniversary from two of our founders (Jack Boger and Florence Roisman), a report from the CERD hearings by Megan Haberle, and a review of research on in-school segregation by Halley Potter.  See the new issue here


Bringing PHAs together:  See our recent comments on behalf of a number of national and state-based fair housing groups on HUD's proposed Public Housing Agency Consortium Rule, which could make it easier to administer the Housing Choice Voucher program across multiple "jurisdictions" in a metro area.  


Congratulations to our colleague John Henneberger of the Texas Low Income Housing Information Service - who is a newly announced MacArthur Fellow (popularly known as the MacArthur "Genius Grants") - a well deserved honor!



Resources and events


Teaching resource:  A great succinct history of public housing, with a focus on Chicago, from a recent speech by Alexander Polikoff - suitable for AP U.S. History classes as well as college and graduate school seminars.  Other resources also available on our Civil Rights History page.


"Civil Rights and Big Data": a new report from the Leadership Conference explores the opportunities and challenges inherent in this emerging field. 


Webinar on implicit bias:  featuring PRRAC Board member Rachel D. Godsil, Director of Research, Perception Institute.  Wednesday, October 1, at 1 p.m. - presented by the Within Our Lifetime network:


PRRAC's 25th anniversary dinner: Please join us on October 16th at Busboys and Poets here in DC - a few tickets are still available - click here to purchase



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