Affirmatively furthering fair housing: Proposed rule fails to address discrimination and segregation | Equal Rights Center

March 10, 2020
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On March 10, 2020, the D.C. Policy Center’s articles, Mapping segregation in D.C. and The rise and demise of racially restrictive covenants in Bloomingdale, were cited by the Equal Rights Center:

DC’s geographic racial divide and corresponding disparities did not happen by chance but are the result of a long history of discrimination against the city’s Black residents. DC is not alone in this. Nationwide policies like redlining, whereby communities of color were marked as “hazardous” for investment and cut off from access to credit, and practices such as racially restrictive covenants, which barred people of color from living in certain properties or neighborhoods, isolated Black Americans from opportunity. These systems entrenched geographic and socio-economic racial gaps that still persist today.

Read more: Affirmatively furthering fair housing: Proposed rule fails to address discrimination and segregation | Equal Rights Center

Related: Mapping segregation in D.C. | D.C. Policy Center

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