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Confronting the Housing Crisis: As more Americans than ever are at risk of losing their homes, Community Change and the Ford Foundation this week launched the Housing Playbook Project, which will recommend actions that future administrations can take during their first 100-200 days to advance a transformative housing agenda rooted in racial equity and justice. HR&A's Inclusive Cities team is proud to have helped design and launch the project, which will be co-chaired by Dorian Warren of Community Change, Maria Torres-Springer of the Ford Foundation, and former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Juli?n Castro. The Housing Playbook Project is accepting your boldest ideas for a federal housing agenda that puts people first here. (Community Change)
Stopping Evictions now: At present, the only thing keeping many tenants in their homes is a loose network of eviction moratoria and renter relief programs that vary by state. In a recent op-ed, HR&A's Sarah Kirk argues that North Carolina - with historically weak renter protections - must act now to prevent a wave of homelessness and unnecessary hardship. (INDY Week)
Correcting the Record: Our August 20 newsletter linked to an announcement by the California State University Board of Trustees that all CSU undergrads will be required to take a course related to ethnic studies or social justice. In fact, the Trustees' action had since been superseded by an act of the State Legislature, which specifies that the required courses must be related to ethnic studies explicitly. We'll explore the CSU debate further in an upcoming newsletter. For now, we regret the error and thank our eagle-eyed reader and friend, Ed Hamilton, for spotting it. (LA Times)