Report: City Needs to Better Enforce Housing Discrimination Law

  • July 15th 2011

by UrbanTurf Staff

A report from the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights concludes that DC needs to do a better job enforcing the city’s housing discrimination law, according to The Washington Post.

From The Post:

After years of education and outreach, landlords continue to refuse to rent to African Americans, builders are erecting apartments that are not accessible to the disabled and few subsidized housing units can be found west of Rock Creek Park, said the report compiled by a commission advisory committee.

The report recommended that the city conduct “random testing to make sure rentals, sales, mortgage lending and insurance are free from discrimination,” according to The Post.

The full report does not seem to be available on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights website currently, but to view the full Washington Post article, click here.

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/report_city_needs_to_better_enforce_housing_discrimination_law/3806.

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