HUD offering TA and trainings on Small Area FMRs:   HUD appears to be taking positive steps to comply with the recent court order reversing its unlawful suspension of the Small Area Fair Market Rent rule. HUD is offering four regional trainings, a detailed guidebook, and individual technical assistance to PHAs where needed. You can find HUD's just released guidance documents and webcast here. We are happy to see this progress, but we are continuing to monitor implementation as PHAs begin to apply the new FMRs, to ensure that voucher families are fully informed and able to take advantage of their new opportunities.
 
Upcoming Events:
 
The Fair Housing Act at 50: How Far Have We Come? Where Are We Going? Join the Lawyers Committee and PRRAC for an in-depth symposium reflecting on the Fair Housing Act's 50th Anniversary.  Wednesday, April 25, 2018 in Washington, DC.  Register here.
 
Reproductive Justice and the Politics of Resistance: Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM. Join us at PRRAC's offices for a reception (5:30pm) followed by a book talk (6:00pm) featuring Loretta Ross and Rickie Solinger (authors of Reproductive Justice: An Introduction).  Register here.
 
Film showing in Hattiesburg, MS: We invite you to attend "It's Time to Listen," a PRRAC documentary short premiering at the University of Southern Mississippi on April 7, 2018. "It's Time to Listen" traces the history of school segregation and resegregation in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Immediately following the film premiere, there will be a panel discussion on the current state of school segregation and the role we can all play to achieve the vision of Brown v. Board of Education. Email Tyler Barbarin, tbarbarin@prrac.org, for more details.
 
Fair Housing Intersections: We are looking forward to our reception and panel discussion next Thursday, March 22, exploring activism, progressive policymaking, and the intersection of fair housing with other areas of civil rights. Speakers include Anthony Foxx (former U.S. Secretary of Transportation); John King (president and CEO of Education Trust and former U.S. Secretary of Education); Angelica Infante-Green (Deputy Commissioner, NY State Department of Education) (invited); Vernice Miller-Travis (environmental justice leader); Demetria McCain (President, Inclusive Communities Project, Dallas);and moderator Dennis Parker (Director of ACLU's Racial Justice Program).  We are at capacity for this event, but we may have some extra seats, so please email Megan Haberle at mhaberle@prrac.org if you want to join the waitlist.
 
Quick online survey for our readers:   As we plan our content for the months ahead, we want to hear your thoughts and feedback on what you like about these "PRRAC updates" as well as ways we can improve to better meet your needs. We'd really appreciate it if you could respond to our 5 minute survey. Your feedback will help us greatly in making sure we're supporting your needs. Take the survey here.
 
Administrative and Program Assistant position at PRRAC In addition to administrative duties, the Assistant will have the opportunity to participate in regular staff and team meetings, support our technical assistance and policy work, and learn about and contribute to civil rights advocacy. See the job announcement here. 
 
 
              
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