Upcoming Events
 
Fair Housing Act 50th Anniversary in-depth:   If you haven't been to a fair housing anniversary event yet, it's time to take a deep dive - at our upcoming conference with the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights on April 25 in DC. Leading legal experts tackle fair housing history and current challenges in this free all day event.  Register here.
 
Want to learn how to design infographics to advance your organization's mission?   The National Coalition on School Diversity will be hosting two training sessions, led by design justice advocate Jessica Bellamy, on April 10.  Jessica will share her equitable design principles, then attendees will actively apply them. Light meals will be provided. More info and registration here:  Morning Session: (10:30am-1pm); Evening Session: (5:00-7:30pm). Co-hosts: Learn Together, Live Together. Location: Poverty & Race Research Action Council. 
 
Reproductive Justice and the Politics of Resistance : Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM, featuring Loretta Ross and Rickie Solinger (authors of Reproductive Justice: An Introduction).  If you plan on attending, please feel free to bring materials for our resource table, or if you RSVP'd but can no longer attend, please email gchirichigno@prrac.org so that we can release your seat to someone on the waitlist.
 
 
Other Resources
 
Protect Tenants, Prevent Homelessness: the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty's new report highlights the connection between tenants' rights and housing stability/homelessness prevention, and makes a series of policy suggestions to expand tenant protections and access to housing. PRRAC contributed a chapter on Source of Income Discrimination laws. Download the report here.
 
The Power to Heal: Medicare and the Civil Rights Revolution will be released April 24 and will air on WETA (Washington) and some other PBS stations soon afterwards.  An amazing story of Lyndon Johnson's army of civil rights workers and the desegregation of the Jim Crow hospital system - largely based on the work of David Barton Smith, which we highlighted in the April-June 2016 issue of Poverty & Race. More information here. 
 
New health data from HUD :  "The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the National Center for Health Statistics agreed in 2011 to link administrative records for individuals receiving housing assistance from HUD with records from the National Health Interview Survey."  One conclusion of the new study:  "Results demonstrate that assisted children suffer disproportionately from serious health conditions."   See A Health Picture of HUD-Assisted Children 2006-2012 here.
 
Ironic postscript on the Fair Housing Act 50th Anniversary:   HUD has announced Secretary Carson's plans to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act next Wednesday, April 11. With the Secretary's (attempted) suspension of the Small Area Fair Market Rent rule, the continuing suspension of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule, and severe cutbacks to ongoing fair housing enforcement work, fair housing advocates are entitled to be a little skeptical.  So in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary, we have updated and reissued our popular 2015 timeline, "50 Years of the People v. HUD."



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