Opportunity Project Resources


Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing: A Guide for Housing Providers

Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing: A Guide for State and Federal Housing Grantees

A Guide to Zoning for Fair and Open Communities

Housing Mobility: What Do Housing Voucher Recipients Want?

People, Place and Opportunity: Mapping Communities of Opportunity in Connecticut (with the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity)

The “Connecticut Zoning Initiative” — A comparison of all the state’s local zoning ordinances developed with Trinity College’s Cities and Suburbs Project [*website]

 Presentations


 Connecticut Housing Coalition’s 2014 Conference

Workshop Presentation: “The Housing They Need in the Neighborhoods They Want” 

Additional Resources

Housing Diversity
Communities of Opportunity: A Framework for a More Equitable and Sustainable Future for All. Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, 2007, available here.

Finding Common Ground: Coordinating Housing and Education Policy to Promote Integration. Poverty & Race Research Action Council and The National Coalition on School Diversity, 2011, available here.

Integrating Suburban Schools: How to Benefit from Growing Diversity and Avoid Segregation. UCLA Civil Rights Project, 2011, available here.

Promoting Neighborhood Diversity: Benefits, Barriers, and Strategies. Urban Institute, 2009, available here.renters rights, landlord rights, fair housing, eviction, fair housing laws, stop foreclosure

Housing Mobility
CHAC Mobility Counseling Assessment: Final Report. Urban Institute, 2002, available here.

Expanding Choice: Practical Strategies for Building a Successful Housing Mobility Program. Poverty and Race Research Action Council, 2013, available here.

New Homes, New Neighborhoods, New Schools: A Progress Report on the Baltimore Housing Mobility Program. Baltimore Regional Housing Campaign and the Poverty & Race Research Action Council, October 2009, available here.

Racism and Housing Discrimination
Housing Discrimination Against Racial And Ethnic Minorities 2012. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 2013, available here.

Zoning
Housing Costs, Zoning, and Access to High-Scoring Schools. Jonathan Rothwell, Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings, 2012.

Inclusionary Zoning Tool Kit. PolicyLink, available here.

Nine Lessons for Inclusionary Zoning. David Rusk, available here.

Organizations — Connecticut
The Sheff Movement is a coalition of  parents, citizens, educators and others who work to educate the public about proven voluntary integration measures and to increase support for quality education for all children.

Organizations — National
The Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy is a joint project of the New York University School of Law and the New York University Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service specializing in interdisciplinary empirical and legal research about housing, land use, real estate, and urban affairs.

The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity is an interdisciplinary research institute working to deepen understanding of the causes of – and solutions to – racial and ethnic disparities worldwide and to bring about a society that is fair and just for all people.

The Poverty and Race Research Action Council helps connect advocates with social scientists working on race and poverty issues and promotes a research-based advocacy strategy on structural inequality issues.

The Urban Institute gathers data, conducts research, evaluates programs, offers technical assistance overseas, and educates Americans on social and economic issues, in order to foster sound public policy and effective government.