Racial Discrimination in Housing Markets during the 1980s: A Review of the Audit Evidence

  title={Racial Discrimination in Housing Markets during the 1980s: A Review of the Audit Evidence},
  author={George Charles Galster},
  journal={Journal of Planning Education and Research},
  pages={165 - 175}
  • G. Galster
  • Published 1 July 1990
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Planning Education and Research
Seventy-one fair housing audits em ploying interracial teams of matched investigators who posed as home seekers are reviewed. The audits re veal that racial discrimination con tinues to be a dominant feature of metropolitan housing markets in the 1980s. Black auditors seeking homes for sale faced a one-in-five chance, blacks seeking rental dwellings faced a one-in-two chance, and Hispanics seeking rental dwellings faced a one- in-three chance, on average, of being discriminated against. 

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