PRRAC Update  

October 17, 2014   



Housing vouchers and children:  Barbara Sard and Phil Tegeler's essay on the potential of Housing Choice Vouchers for families with children introduces an important new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, "Creating Opportunity for Children: How Housing Location Can Make a Difference".  Our commentary was posted in this week's "Dream Revisited" series sponsored by the Furman Center (along with responses from Sandra Henriquez, Stephen Norman, and Stefanie Deluca).  


Transit oriented development - for whom?  PRRAC is participating with the Leadership Conference, Policy Link, the Center for Social Inclusion, and other groups in a national "Transportation Equity Caucus."  Last week we submitted comments on the Dept of Transportation's proposed state and metropolitan planning guidance.



Other news and resources


Another 50th Anniversary Milestone:  1964 marked the beginning of the modern legal services movement, initially developed through a pilot program of the Ford Foundation, and funded through the federal Office of Economic Opportunity (see the NLADA website for a short history and great quotes from Nicholas Katzenbach and Clint Bamberger).  One of the very first of these pilots was New Haven Legal Assistance, which is still doing great work and is celebrating its 50th Anniversary Gala on November 15th (we'll be there!)


Yes, the minimum wage is a civil rights issue:  thanks to the Leadership Conference for saying this out loud, in their new report.  


Ferguson and housing policy:  Richard Rothstein in the American Prospect


PRRAC is hiring:  see our announcement for a "Law and Policy Fellow".




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