ERIC Number: ED235255
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Decent Home...A Report on the Continuing Failure of the Federal Government to Provide Equal Housing Opportunity.
Sloane, Glenda G.
In an effort to contribute to the dialogue on the need for reform of the nation's fair housing laws and policies, this report describes and evaluates those policies and their impact. The report begins with a discussion of the Federal Government's support for a racially dual housing market prior to 1962 and moves on to describe the beginnings of a fair housing policy during 1962-1968. Next, the implementation of the 1968 laws, the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, and fair housing enforcement from 1968 to 1980 and the impact of that policy are discussed. The second half of the report deals with fair housing policy under the Reagan Administration and covers the administration's efforts to curtail subsidized housing; block grant regulations; dilution of voluntary programs; efforts to reduce data collection; and retreat on Justice Department enforcement. Recommendations include: (1) new legislation to improve enforcement of the fair housing law; (2) executive action for fair housing; (3) reversal of policies reducing and restricting federal housing assistance to low- and moderate-income persons; and (4) a national bipartisan task force in the private sector to examine the causes of the low-income housing crisis, present and proposed federal programs, and recommendations for new programs. (CMG)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Catholic Univ. of America, Washington, DC. Center for National Policy Review.
Identifiers: Civil Rights Act 1968 Title VIII; Housing and Community Development Act 1974; Housing and Urban Development Act 1968; Reagan Administration
Note: A publication of the Citizens' Commission on Civil Rights.