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National Housing Commission Hears About Housing Discrimination

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A national housing commission created by civil rights groups met for the first time yesterday in Chicago. The commission heard from fair housing advocates on how realtors, landlords and lenders continue to discriminate against minorities. Kathleen Clark heads the Chicago Fair Housing Alliance.

CLARK: This city, Chicago, has made little progress in combating discrimination and segregation. And one of the things I ask myself is where’s the outrage? Where is the outrage over this?

Researchers told the commission realtors and landlords show minorities fewer properties in mostly poorer, segregated neighborhoods. The housing commission will make stops in Los Angeles, Boston, Atlanta and Houston before submitting its findings to Congress in December.

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