Closed Doors: Housing Discrimination Complaints on Rise Across Country

Number 23325
Subject Housing
Source Gannett News Service (Arlington, Va.)
State DC
Year 2007
Publication Date 9/27/2007
Summary The reporters looked at records of more than 44,000 housing discrimination complaints filed with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development between 2002 and 2006. The analysis revealed many trends about discrimination in housing, including that discrimination is more prevalent in less diverse neighborhoods, and that complaints about disabilities are just as common as complaints about race.
Category Contest Entry
Pages 33
Keywords Philip Meyer Award; discrimination; HUD; housing; landlords; racism; disability; database analysis; Census data
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