is pursuing work in housing, education, and health, focusing on the importance of "place" and the consequences of housing segregation on low-income families in the areas of health, education, employment, and incarceration.
a PRRAC Board member and Professor and Director Emeritus UCLA Asian American Studies Center, said, "For over fifty years, Chester Hartman has been the quintessential scholar-activist, who has had a singularly significant impact on our nation's housing policies and civil rights advances.
And Jose Padilla, the PRRAC Board's Vice President and Executive Director of California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA), cited Hartman's work on behalf of the disadvantaged.
The results are stunning," said Philip Tegeler, the PRRAC president.
Tegeler said that PRRAC joins with the NLIHC in calling for increased production of affordable housing in the country.
works to analyze the disproportionate racial impacts of federal policies, and helps connect social scientists with advocates to promote a research-based strategy to address structural racial inequality.
For example, last week, PRRAC
issued a "Report Card" on HUD's efforts to promote housing integration in the first term of the Obama Administration.
Furthermore, Dennis Parker, director of the ACLU's Racial Justice Program and also a PRRAC
Board member, said, "This report provides a blue print for the federal government in playing the vital role that it uniquely can play.
At the present time, PRRAC
is pursuing work in the areas of housing, education, and health, focusing on the importance of "place" and the continuing consequences of historical patterns of housing segregation and development for low income families in the areas of health, education, employment, and incarceration.
Interview opportunities: Marcia Rosen, study author | executive director of NHLP Wendy Sullivan, study author | attorney and planning consultant Philip Tegeler, study publisher | executive director of PRRAC
Georgetown Law Professor Sheryll Cashin, a PRRAC Board member who has written about race and housing issues, said the study has uncovered "a missed opportunity" to improve life outcomes for low-income families.
The PRRAC study, which was authored by Ingrid Gould Ellen and Keren Horn at the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy at NYU, found that even though the Housing Choice Voucher Program was created, in part, to help low-income households relocate to better neighborhoods, these voucher holders frequently live near low-performing schools.