Although these findings are somewhat sobering, HUD promises to eliminate this subtle form of discrimination going forward.
“The study represents a glass that’s half full. While discrimination may not be as obvious as it was in the 1960s, the study reminds us that we still aren’t living up to the principles upon which this nation was founded,” said Bryan Greene, HUD acting assistant secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. “HUD is committed to ensuring that every American has equal access to housing opportunities.”
Learn more about HUD and the Urban Institute’s study here.