Reports

Reports

The Mel King Institute report library houses research reports and policy briefs relevant to the community development sector from organizations all over the country.

  • Author: Johnnie Hamilton-Mason & Samantha Schneider | Year: 2020
    Description:

    The importance of addressing implications of racism has reached a critical point at colleges and universities across the United States, and schools of social work are no exception. This study uses grounded theory methods to thematically analyze data from student participants (N=30) on their thoughts and reactions during a 2 1/2-day Undoing Racism workshop sponsored by the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond. Qualitative data were collected to answer the research question, How do students experience an intensive Undoing Racism workshop, and what are the implications for integrating antiracism into social work education? Findings imply that workshop-based learning may be more effective than solely using course content to teach antiracismmaterial and also indicate the importance of activity-based learning, as well as an emphasis on developing concrete strategies to combat racism.

  • Author: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development | Year: 2020
    Description:

    Historical and Archived Reports

    The Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) has sponsored groundbreaking research since the 1970s. Research priorities have differed over the years, with varying mixes of housing studies, housing technology research, demonstrations, HUD program evaluations, and policy reports that remain relevant today. These historical documents are now available to the public; providing access to original research that continues to help inform modern-day policy decisions. The reports displayed on this page are from our collection of scanned historical reports and archived publications. Use the drop down menu below to browse reports by publication year.

  • Author: CHAPA, DHCD, MHP | Year: 2020
    Description:

    In response to the COVID-19 health emergency, local governments across Massachusetts are seeking ways to help residents who have lost their jobs or have had experienced significant reductions in their income. Housing organizations worked together to provide information and technical assistance to municipalities through webinars and their web sites. The Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP), and Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA) created a survey instrument to get information from local governments about an emerging trend – locally funded Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) programs. Included as an appendix is a table of contact information from over 60 respondents so that program operators and municipalities can share information about their programs and lessons they are learning. During the survey response time, many communities were considering programs and others had just established the programs. This report includes data collected between May 8, 2020 and May 26, 2020. 

  • Author: Building Movement Project | Year: 2020
    Description:

    Race to Lead Revisited: Obstacles and Opportunities in Addressing the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap presents findings from a 2019 survey of more than 5,000 paid nonprofit staff on their experiences of race and leadership in nonprofit settings, including many of the same questions asked in the original survey. New data and analysis explores how respondents experience diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts in the workplace, personal and organizational financial circumstances, and views on how to both increase the diversity of nonprofit leaders and better support people of color already leading in the sector.