ERIC Number: ED334285
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Feb-4
Reference Count: N/A
Testimony on Segregation and Housing Discrimination in the Hispanic Community, before Subcommittee on Housing and Community Development, Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs, United States House of Representatives.
National Council of La Raza, Washington, DC. Office of Research Advocacy and Legislation.
In this testimony before the House Subcommittee on Housing and Community Development, the Director of Policy Analysis for the National Council of La Raza discusses the segregation and housing discrimination faced by Hispanic Americans. He contends that housing conditions for much of the Hispanic community are inadequate, due largely to low income and family size. Findings are presented on housing discrimination affecting Hispanics in Dallas (Texas), Denver (Colorado), Boston (Massachusetts), and other urban areas. Residential and school segregation for Hispanic Americans is indicated to have increased steadily in recent years. It is argued that increasing the effectiveness of fair housing laws in protecting the rights of Hispanics requires two major policy initiatives. First, the laws must be strengthened to provide expanded coverage of the handicapped and families with children and the establishment of more effective enforcement mechanisms to resolve complaints. Timely passage of the Fair Housing Amendments Act is urged. Second, implementation of the Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) is recommended with provisos to support systematic study of discrimination against Hispanics, funding for Hispanic groups interested in fair housing activities, and availability of bilingual materials and personnel to inform the Latino community about equal housing opportunities and complaint procedures. (AF)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of La Raza, Washington, DC. Office of Research Advocacy and Legislation.
Identifiers: Congress 100th; Fair Housing Laws