The new initiative Pasco will participate in comes from the NYU (New  York University) Furman Center's Housing Solutions Lab.

"The Network will therefore center racial equity in the comprehensive housing strategies pursued."

One of the quotes from the information release is as follows:

"The Housing Solutions Lab Peer Cities Network will advance evidence-based solutions that address pressing housing challenges, specifically focusing on racial and health equity."

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The initiative says its goal is to improve housing opportunities for cities that are experiencing issues in that area, including affordability and supply among other categories. The Furman Center also released this statement about this project:

"the Network will support city leaders to design policies to tackle housing insecurity, homelessness, affordable housing, and fair housing investment." 

Some of the other statements and practices of the Furman Center's Initiative do raise eyebrows, especially in today's political and societal climate. They include:

"The Network will therefore center racial equity in the comprehensive housing strategies pursued."   Their informational release also uses phrases such as "racialized poverty and segregation."

8 other cities are joining in this initiative, they include Missoula, MT, and locations in Iowa, Texas, New York, Rhode Island, and other states.  The lab also has logistical support from The Robert Wood Foundation.

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