What is disparate impact, and how does it affect Missouri?

In August 2019, Empower Missouri’s Executive Director, Jeanette Mott Oxford, offered testimony in a special hearing on Criminal Justice. “I think sometimes we wish we had a magic mirror, and we could hold it up to people and it would say, ‘I see racism in you. I see racism in you. No racism in you.’...
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Our Affordable Housing Coalition will be meeting in-person at the Columbia Public Library. We will briefly explore various policy solutions and make final selections for which priorities this coalition will focus on in the 2020 legislative session. We will leave with a shared vision helping us reach our goal of a safe, accessible, and affordable...
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To my ear, “sequester” is a lovely word. Despite what the dictionary says about its synonyms like segregate, seclude and withdraw or its chemical meaning related to binding and absorbing carbon dioxide, it has a certain lyrical quality. I almost expect it to be a dessert wine (“I’ll take a glass of the Sequester, please”)...
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During our monthly Coalition Call, we’ll discuss affordable housing in Missouri, and how we can work to improve the crisis that faces our state and our nation. Further Reading: NLIHC Out of Reach Report for Missouri Housing is the key– by Sarah Owsley Townsend   Click here to learn more about joining our Affordable Housing...
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During our monthly Coalition Call, we’ll discuss affordable housing in Missouri, and how we can work to improve the crisis that faces our state and our nation. Add this event to your Google Calendar: Further Reading: NLIHC Our of Reach Report for Missouri Missouri could make housing policy more fair – here’s how – by...
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During our monthly Coalition Call, we’ll discuss affordable housing in Missouri, and how we can work to improve the crisis that faces our state and our nation. Information for this call Add this event to your Google Calendar: Further Reading: NLIHC Our of Reach Report for Missouri Missouri could make housing policy more fair –...
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During our monthly Coalition Call, we’ll discuss affordable housing in Missouri, and how we can work to improve the crisis that faces our state and our nation. Add this event to your Google Calendar: Further Reading: NLIHC Our of Reach Report for Missouri Missouri could make housing policy more fair – here’s how – by...
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While some of Section 8 funding is still project based, much of that money is now distributed through what is called Housing Choice Vouchers (HCVs).
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Click the image below to view a downloadable .pdf of our July newsletter.
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In order to afford a modest, two-bedroom apartment at fair market rent in Missouri, full-time workers need to earn $16.00 per hour. This is Missouri’s 2019 Housing Wage, revealed in the national Out of Reach report, jointly released this week by the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) and Empower Missouri.  Out of Reach 2019...
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