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Exposing Housing Discrimination

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The Department of Housing and Urban Development, in partnership with the Urban Institute, has released its 2012 Housing Discrimination Study: Housing Discrimination Against Racial and Ethnic Minorities. The study’s findings confirm a hard truth: that America’s long journey to end housing discrimination remains unfinished. Real estate agents and rental housing providers recommend and show fewer available homes and apartments to minorities than equally qualified whites.

Although the most blatant forms of housing discrimination have declined since the first national paired-testing study in 1977, the forms that persist raise the costs of housing search for minorities and restrict their housing options. Looking forward, national fair housing policies must continue to adapt to address the patterns of discrimination and disparity that persist today.

 
 

New Research

Housing Discrimination against Racial and Ethnic Minorities 2012: Executive Summary

by Margery Austin Turner, Rob Santos, Diane K. Levy, Doug Wissoker, Claudia Aranda, and Rob Pitingolo


Housing Discrimination against Racial and Ethnic Minorities 2012: Full Report

by Margery Austin Turner, Rob Santos, Diane K. Levy, Doug Wissoker, Claudia Aranda, and Rob Pitingolo



Infographic

Minority Homeseekers are Told About and Shown Fewer Housing Units


Webcast

Release of Housing Discrimination Against Racial and Ethnic Minorities 2012


RELATED RESEARCH

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Helping Poor Families Gain and Sustain Access to High-Opportunity Neighborhoods

by Margery Austin Turner, Jennifer Comey, Daniel Kuehn, Austin Nichols


Residential Mobility and Neighborhood Change: Real Neighborhoods Under the Microscope

by Claudia Coulton, Brett Theodos, Margery A. Turner


Promoting Neighborhood Diversity: Benefits, Barriers, and Strategiese

by Margery Austin Turner, Lynette A. Rawlings



MAJOR MEDIA COVERAGE

The Atlantic Cities: Housing Discrimination Still Exists, in Deceptively Subtle Forms

Chicago Tribune: Housing Discrimination Still Prevalent, but More Subtle, Study Finds

Washington Post: Housing Discrimination Persists in U.S. in More Subtle Ways, HUD Report Says

Bloomberg: Minorities Experience Racial Bias in Housing Market, HUD Finds

Huffington Post: Housing Discrimination Persists Subtly For Minorities, HUD Study Finds

NBC Latino: Minorities Face More Subtle Housing Discrimination, New Study Says

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