Research Report Discrimination in Metropolitan Housing Markets
Phase 3 - Native Americans
Margery Austin Turner, Stephen L. Ross
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The third phase of the HUD-sponsored Housing Discrimination Study (HDS 2000) uses paired testing to estimate the incidence of discrimination American Indians face when they search for housing in metropolitan areas. Building upon the basic testing protocols implemented in previous national studies and in Phases I and 2 of HDS2000, and using random samples of advertised housing units in Minnesota, Montana and New Mexico--three states where substantial numbers of American Indians live in metropolitan areas--the study sends minority and white test partners to inquire about the availability of the advertised units. The research found that American Indians face significant levels of housing discrimination, primarily due to denial of information about the availability of housing units.
Research Areas Race and equity Housing
Tags Federal housing programs and policies Racial and ethnic disparities Housing markets Racial segregation Civil rights laws and regulations Racial barriers to housing
Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center