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  1. 1. “Creciendo Juntos”: Growing Together<br />Reaching Out To The Hispanic Community<br />Prepared by Try L. Muller  Fair Housing Program Manager  Piedmont Housing Alliance  February 13, 2009<br />
  2. 2. Presentation Agenda<br />The presentation covers five subjects:<br /><ul><li>PART I : Discrimination – The Fair Housing Crisis in Charlottesville
  3. 3. PART II: Common Methods Used Against Hispanic Residents
  4. 4. PART III: The Need To Serve More Hispanic Clients
  5. 5. PART IV: Recommendations
  6. 6. Conclusion: Benefits</li></li></ul><li>Presentation Summary<br />The presentation highlights:<br /><ul><li>Current fair housing trends demonstrate the extent to which the Hispanic population is adversely impacted
  7. 7. The types of practices are being used against Hispanic residents
  8. 8. The disparity in how many Hispanic clients we serve as opposed to other ethnicities
  9. 9. Possible solutions</li></li></ul><li>Introduction <br /><ul><li>The 1968 Fair Housing Act: The most powerful tool in our civil rights arsenal (NFHA, (2008).
  10. 10. The mission of PHA’s Fair Housing Program under the Fair Housing Law
  11. 11. The findings in this presentation call on PHA to extend itself to a specific, vulnerable and overlooked group of people: the Hispanic Community</li></li></ul><li>Part I: Discrimination – The Fair Housing Crisis in Charlottesville<br /><ul><li>Population served by PHA: Black (17%), White (74%), Hispanic (6%), Other (3%) (US Census Bureau, 2007)
  12. 12. Significance: The Urban Planning program at the UVA performed a Neighborhood Analysis
  13. 13. The most adversely impacted minorities
  14. 14. Research by NFHA (National Fair Housing Alliance): Blacks are twice as likely to experience housing discrimination as whites (NFHA, 2006).</li></li></ul><li>Part I: Con’t<br /><ul><li>A similar relationship exists between Blacks and Hispanics (Reifenberger, 2007).
  15. 15. Why is the Hispanic community so vulnerable?
  16. 16. Communication and awareness</li></li></ul><li>Part II: Common Methods Used Against Hispanics Residents<br /><ul><li>In Charlottesville, rental properties are where Hispanic residents experience the most problems (Reifenberger, 2007).
  17. 17. Steering and Familial Status are the most practiced discriminatory methods (Silver, 2007).
  18. 18. What is “steering”? What is familial status?
  19. 19. The following charts show a trend in apartment rentals that can be attributed to a combination of both steering and familial status. </li></li></ul><li>Part II: Con’t<br /><ul><li> Note: There is less than $100 difference in rent and the complexes are within 2 miles of each other.</li></li></ul><li>Part III: The Need To Serve More Hispanic Clients<br /><ul><li>The following chart shows the disparity in Hispanic clients PHA served since 2005 compared to the NFHA national average for a private FHIP.</li></li></ul><li>Part IV: Recommendations – Step 1<br />
  20. 20. Recommendations: Financial Break Down<br />
  21. 21. Recommendations: Step 2<br />
  22. 22. Conclusion: Benefits<br /><ul><li>Shows the community that PHA recognizes when our residents are in need
  23. 23. HUD will provide PHA more funding per year
  24. 24. We will be further fulfilling our mission to improve the quality of living for all people.</li></li></ul><li>References<br />National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA). (2006). Unequal Opportunity—Perpetuating<br /> Housing Segregation In America. 2006 Fair Housing Trends Report,. 5-9, 15-39<br />National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA). (2007). The Crisis of Housing Segregation. <br /> Fair Housing Trends Report. 2007 Fair Housing Trends Report, 2-35<br />National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA). (2008). Dr. King’s Dream Denied: Forty Years <br /> Of Failed Federal Enforcement. 2008 Fair Housing Trends Report, 2-44<br />Reifenberger, Karen. (2007). Segregation and Employment Inequality In Charlottesville.<br /> An Introduction to Fair Housing, 7, 9, 15-20<br />Rusk, David. (2001). The Segregation Tax: Cost of Racial Segregation to the African-<br /> American and Latino Communities. The Brookings Institution’s Center on Urban and<br /> Metropolitan Policy, 10<br />Silver, Josh. (2007). There Is No Shield Against Racial Differences in Housing: A <br /> Comparison of Housing Discrimination in America’s Metropolitan Areas. National<br /> Community Reinvestment Coalition, 4-21<br />US Census Bureau. (2007). American Fact Finder. Retrieved February 1, 2009 from <br /><br />US Census Bureau. (2007). American Fact Finder. Retrieved February 1, 2009 from <br /><br />