Program to Spur Low-Income Housing Is Keeping Cities Segregated

Program to Spur Low-Income Housing Is Keeping Cities Segregated, John Eligon, Yamiche Alcindor and Agustin Armendariz, July 2, 2017, New York Times, available here

A review of federal data by The New York Times found that in the United States’ biggest metropolitan areas, low-income housing projects that use federal tax credits — the nation’s biggest source of funding for affordable housing — are disproportionately built in majority nonwhite communities.

What this means, fair-housing advocates say, is that the government is essentially helping to maintain entrenched racial divides, even though federal law requires government agencies to promote integration.

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