Housing instability and homelessness may not be completely preventable in our world, but it can be made to be rare, brief, and non-recurring.
In this interview, Heather Rice-Minus, Vice President of Government Affairs & Church Mobilization at Prison Fellowship, talks with Center for Public Justice interns Liam Carroll and Debora Haede about the impact of the First Step Act and offers insight into what’s next for criminal justice reform.
Today, August 19, 2019, marks the date that borrowers should have been afforded some relief and protection from this predatory industry. Instead, borrowers remain largely unprotected from these financial products, which in many states have triple digit interest rates attached.
The cash bail system disproportionately affects low-income individuals, opens the door to predatory bondsmen, and is detrimental to the families of defendants.
Bellamy and Brink focus their research on the Housing Choice Voucher Program, which allows individuals and families to participate in the private housing market using vouchers. However, in many communities rent prices have increased far faster than the value of the vouchers.
In “The Case for a Culturally Competent WIC Program”, Juliana D’Aoust, Azusa Pacific University student, and her faculty advisor, Dr. Priscila Castaneda, provide recommendations for designing a more culturally competent WIC program, as well as recommendations for how civil society institutions can participate in supporting families.