Policy Work

Our Policy Work will highlight barriers, systemic issues, or community policies that pose particular challenges for communities seeking to redress racial inequities in housing. Whether the topic is a Policy Brief or a bi-monthly Policy Discussion Group, the Center creates a space for open conversation around issues that need working solutions.

Past Policy Discussions

 

 

CENTERING RACIAL EQUITY IN THE HOUSING CRISIS RESPONSE SYSTEM

AUGUST 2021

 

 

closing the racial gap in homeownership

JUNE 2021

FAIR HOUSING: NOW AND IN THE FUTURE

MARCH 2021

Policy Briefs

POLICY BRIEFS AND/OR POLICY DISCUSSION GROUPS TO COME:

  • Is the Fair Housing Act making it harder to implement remedies for housing discrimination?
  • Are there ways to make Section 3 work more effectively?
  • Is the Community Reinvestment Act meeting it’s potential?
  • Should Community Redevelopment Areas be required to include affordable housing in redevelopment?
  • Should Inclusionary Housing Policies be mandatory for all Master Planned and TND developments?
  • Should public resources for homeownership be used solely for creating a permanent stock of affordable homeownership?
  • How should the UPHPA be implemented to avoid Black land loss?
  • Should Community Benefits Agreements be used whenever big box stores or other large employers of lower-paid workers come to town?
  • Should planners use a Climate migration and environmental justice lens when making land-use decisions?
  • Is it good public policy to do everything necessary to reduce barriers to reentry for people released from incarceration?
  • Are we using the right Public Housing policies and programs to support residents?
  • What is the best way to balance investment in minority communities and support housing choice?

To Join Our Policy Discussion Group