ERIC Number: ED193381
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Most Kentucky Cities Reduce Public Housing Segregation. Staff Report 80-4.
Recent trends related to the racial desegregation of public housing in Kentucky are described in this report. The following findings are highlighted: (1) in 1979, no Kentucky cities operated totally segregated public housing; (2) the Murray Housing Authority operated the State's most segregated public housing as of July 1979, with Hazard, Owensboro, Mayfield, Madisonville, Lexington, Elizabethtown, Hickman, Louisville, and Pineville following close behind; (3) four cities that were on the "ten most segregated" lists in 1976 (Russellville, Hopkinsville, Newport, and Henderson) sufficiently reduced their segregation to be removed from the 1979 list; (4) the voluntary adoption of Affirmative Action Tenant Placement Plans has resulted in dramatic progress toward public housing desegregation in several Kentucky cities, most notably Hopkinsville; and (5) in 1979, there were still thirteen public housing sites in Kentucky where all tenants were of one race, though both blacks and whites were readily available for housing. Also included in this report are a model voluntary affirmative action housing program and numerical tables describing segregation levels and the racial breakdown of multi-site public housing authorities. (Author/GC)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, Louisville.