PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORTIES AND THE RAFT SYSTEM
We are investigating the outdated, antiquated policies which are punitive. In the 1994 Crime Bill, punitive housing polices were put in place to enhance the “TOUGH ON CRIME” approach. Today in the 21st Century, we know those who are justice-involved is a social issue. We are asking PHA’s to change their discriminator policies. This internship will help us research PHA practices, the RAFT program is not supporting the folks it was created to help. The organization who run the program are giving the money to folks they know.
This is an investigative research internship. We are challenging Public Housing Authorities who have excluded those with criminal records.
Justice 4 Housing is a grassroots organization committed to ending housing discrimination and homelessness for individuals involved in the criminal justice system.
We challenging and changing current housing policies and the fixing the discriminatory system as it exists.
We are seeking an individual who is able to take charge, motivated, sympathetic to our cause.
BIPOC, LBGTQ and, those who with criminal records, homeless and people who live in poverty have been discriminated, marginalized and disregarded. Targeted by systems of power. We are challenging systems in place to research the RAFT program, Boston Housing Authority and Metro Housing Authority.
It requires a person who knows how to navigate systems to retrieve data,
research dates polices were made and implement
identify policies that are discriminative
research past litigation against the agency
outreach to folks who have applied,
create a system where folks can give their information for you to contact them to interview.
create a statistic report.
There will be 3 interns working together on this project. It can be a school project if needed.