The Opportunity Forum
is an interdisciplinary collaboration of University of Texas faculty working to foster the expansion of equitable opportunities for low-income Texans. Through applied research, educational forums, and experiential learning opportunities, the Forum engages the University and community leaders in developing inclusive strategies to improve low-income Texans' access to economic opportunities and to foster stronger and more equitable communities.
UT Opportunity Forum and The Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis present: There are 2.2 million people incarcerated in the nation’s jails and prisons, and another 6.6 million tethered to our adult criminal legal system through supervision. What’s more, every year, an estimated 250,000 youth under the age of 18 are prosecuted, sentenced, and
UT Opportunity Forum Presents: Uprooted: Lessons for Addressing Displacement in Austin’s Gentrifying Neighborhoods A new report by UT researchers has identified a wave of gentrification sweeping through Austin neighborhoods, hitting low-income African-American and Hispanic renters the hardest. Come learn about three case studies the researchers developed to help inform what it will take for Austin
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Sara Pratt, Counsel at Relman, Dane & Colfax in Washington D.C., presented these policy recommendations for criminal backgrounds and tenant screenings at the Opportunity Forum 2016-2017 lunch series event Locked Out! Criminal History as Barrier to Housing Access.