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Number 25882
Subject Housing
Source Oregonian (Portland
State Oregon
Year 2012
Publication Date June 3-6, 2012
Summary The Oregonian spent six months investigating the location of subsidized housing in the Portland area and related failures under the nation's Fair Housing Act. Although the federal law was supposed to fight housing discrimination and end segregation, the newspaper found that investments controlled and funded by government have often been in the region's poorest neighborhoods and areas with high minority concentrations. Because people of color often have a greater need for subsidized housing, these spending decisions reinforce and perpetuate segregation in a largely white metro area.
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Keywords Schmidt; housing; subsidized housing
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