Editorial: Blacks & Other Minorities Still Face Discrimination According To HUD Housing Study

Editorial: Blacks & Other Minorities Still Face Discrimination According To HUD Housing Study

On paper, these testers were qualified buyers or renters and secretly recorded the treatment they received while in the field.

It was found that African-American home buyers learned about the existence of 17 percent fewer homes and were shown 18 percent fewer properties. On the renters’ side, 11 percent fewer units were “advertised as available” while they were shown 4 percent less units than Whites.

Hispanic testers faced less discrimination, with renters learning about 12 percent less of available units, although they were shown 7 percent fewer available rental properties.

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