"This problem is not simply about the actions of individuals, but about the actions of all of society," says one author of the Boston University study.
New Fair Housing Rule at HUD Signals Renewed Commitment to Civil Rights in President Obama's Second Term
For years, housing and the American Dream have been inextricably linked. By acting on the fair housing initiatives it began to develop during President Obama's first term, HUD can help disadvantaged Americans settle into communities with quality homes, schools and employment opportunities.
Residential segregation is often sustained by metropolitan transportation systems that contribute to the segregated housing patterns, particularly in older cities. HUD may soon inadvertently help communities strengthen these barriers.
Experts construe the findings as evidence of continued discrimination in American housing, with minority households effectively