Race, Ethnicity, and Minority Housing in the United States

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Jamshid A. Momeni
Greenwood Press, 1986 - Social Science - 224 pages

Although there has been general improvement in America's housing since 1949, when the U.S. Congress proclaimed the goal of a decent home and suitable living environment for every American family, this stated national aim has clearly not been achieved. Substandard housing conditions are still prevalent anong various racial, ethnic, and economic groups. This book, edited by a leading population and housing scholar with contributions from nationally recognized housing experts, reviews recent data derived from census reports and housing surveys. It focuses on the reasons why the quality and quantity of housing available to blacks, Hispanics, Asian Americans, and American Indians remains significantly below standards for whites.

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A Historical Review of Changes in Public Housing
An Examination of Recent
Racial Inequalities in Home Ownership

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JAMSHID A. MOMENI is Associate Professor of Sociology and Demography at Howard University.

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