Research Report Discrimination in Metropolitan Housing Markets
National Results from Phase I of HDS2000
Margery Austin Turner, Stephen L. Ross, George Galster, John Yinger
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The nation is making real progress in combating housing market discrimination. New estimates from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), based on Urban Institute research, indicate that while discrimination persists against African Americans and Hispanics searching for homes in major metropolitan areas, its incidence has generally declined since 1989. When African Americans and Hispanics visit real estate or rental offices to inquire about the availability of advertised homes and apartments, they face a significant risk of receiving less information and less favorable treatment than comparable white customers.
Research Areas Neighborhoods, cities, and metros Race and equity Housing
Tags Racial and ethnic disparities Housing markets Federal urban policies Racial segregation Racial barriers to housing
Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center