HUD Still Runs From Fair Housing

Wednesday, September 5, 2018
In This Issue: The Fight for Fair Housing ● Housing for Frequent Health Care Users ● HUD Still Runs From Fair Housing ● Also: Jobs ● Shelter Shorts ● Events ● Resources ● You Said It! +
Christina Rosales, Texas Low Income Housing Information Service
But the department is forgetting one thing: It’s the law. Read Full Article
Reviewed by Richard Sander, UCLA School of Law
There is an urgent need for a more honest conversation within the fair housing movement to examine its internal contradictions and develop more coherent strategies and clarity about ultimate goals . . . Read Full Article
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Shelterforce Staff
HUD Hosts Listening Tour for Landlords | Inmates Strike Over Exploitation of Labor | A Payday Loan Alternative | More . . . Quick Takes From Our Editors
Amanda Abrams, freelance journalist
Setting aside housing specifically for those who frequently use health care services makes sense on many levels, but it also raises questions about who pays and who benefits. . . Read Full Article
Events
Wednesday, Sept. 12, 12:30 p.m. EDT | Effectively Raising Capital: The Board Chair & Executive Director Relationship | Partners for the Common Good present this chapter in the CapNexus webinar series, outlining how to facilitate a successful relationship between a board chair and executive director in order to identify new funding sources.
Opportunity
2019 Culture of Health Prize Applications Now Open | The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize recognizes communities that have come together around a commitment to health, opportunity, and equity through collaboration and inclusion, especially with historically marginalized populations and those facing the greatest barriers to good health. Application deadline: Nov. 1, 2018.
Resources
Community Control of Land and Housing | This new Democracy Collaborative report explores strategies for combating displacement, expanding ownership, and building community wealth. 
Policy Leadership for Health Care Transformation | This Nemours Children’s Health System report—done on behalf of the Moving Health Care Upstream initiative and the Public Health Institute’s Alignment of Governance and Leadership in Healthcare initiative—identifies specific institutional policies and civic engagement strategies that can be used by hospitals and health systems to codify, sustain, and scale practices that address social determinants of health in local communities. 
Medicaid’s Role in Connecticut’s Economy, Health System, and Budget | This report, by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, finds that Medicaid is deeply woven into Connecticut’s health care system and plays a major role in a sector of the economy that has been central to job growth in the state, and is linked to long-term positive outcomes for children like better health, obtaining a college degree, and higher earnings.
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You Said It!


How could Eviction Lab and AEMP/TT arrive at such different estimates for essentially the same thing in San Francisco? The Eviction Lab methods report alludes to how in California tenants have the right to seal their eviction records and make them… —Josh Klugman, more

At the risk of seeming too milquetoast, I appreciate everyone’s efforts in this. It might make sense to do a breakdown by state of how likely whose data is to be “more” correct. Also only some cities in the U.S. are likely to have… —Lily, more 

Every day we learn of different free and open-source tools grassroots communities can use to collect data. We have to challenge what has been the norm to allow well-resourced institutions to speak for communities. Why not engage the thousands of community groups that have members with… —Rob Robinson, more

Beyond the data issues, this is an excellent discussion of the ethical, political, and methodological decisions that university-based researchers make when addressing questions and issues that face the communities they work in and with. It’s about data but it’s also about… —Tom Angotti, more

This seems like a great discussion for Shelterforce to moderate between the Eviction Lab and those on the ground, all in the same room. —Lou Tisler 

Editor Reply
Lou, We have in fact already extended the offer! —Miriam Axel-Lute

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