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 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.