Standardized enforcement of the Fair Housing Act’s (FHA) long-held discriminatory effects liability is necessary to uncover policies and practices that have an unjustified discriminatory effect—regardless of intent—and legally require that the practice be replaced.
CLASP joined Heartland Alliance, the National Youth Employment Coalition and nearly 100 national and local organizations calling on Congress to include an equity-centered national subsidized employment program as a part of the forthcoming recovery package as recommended by President Biden in his American Jobs Plan.
CLASP joined over 90 state, local and national criminal justice, workforce development, antipoverty, and racial equity organizations in calling for Congress to ensure youth and adults impacted by the criminal legal system remain a priority in the American Jobs Plan.
CLASP sent this letter to congressional members recommending actions to address the needs of workers in low-wage jobs, those already unemployed and struggling to find work, and those who live in poverty during the economic-fall-out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
CLASP strongly opposes the USDA proposed regulation to limit SNAP for adults without dependents or documented disabilities. As antipoverty experts, we believe the proposed changes will not incentivize people to seek and maintain work, and will have damaging consequences for the well-being and long-term success…
These comments to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights discuss how collateral consequences affect formerly incarcerated people and their families. The impact is both tangible and psychological, creating major challenges to reintegrating into society.