Thanks to the Poverty & Race Research Action Council, you can access research and presentations from the 2012 Housing Opportunity Convening. So, if you weren’t one of the lucky few invited to attend the event– hosted by the Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundations, and the Federal Reserve of San Fransisco– here’s your chance to see what civil rights, affordable housing, and community development leaders had to say.
Just a few of the highlights include:
- Geography Matters, presented by Naomi Cytron of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. How can we visually explore data regarding opportunities for low-income households and communities of color?
- Building Opportunity: Civil Rights Best Practices in the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program. An overview the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit from the civil rights advocates’ perspective, care of the Poverty and Race Research Action Council and the Lawyers’ Committee.
- Do Federally Assisted Households Have Access to High Performing Public Schools? Ingrid Gould Ellen and Keren Horn focus on the opportunity, of lack thereof, for children to access high-performing elementary schools with vouchers. You can download the report for free.
- From Urban Renewal and Displacement to Economic Inclusion: San Fransisco Affordable Housing Policy 1978-2012 In 60 pages, Marcia Rosen and Wendy Sullivan analyze 34 years of municipal history.