ERIC Number: ED189223
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Women & Housing: A Report on Sex Discrimination in Five American Cities.
National Council of Negro Women, New York, NY.
Public hearings and workshops were held in five metropolitan areas to gather data about the problems women in American cities face when they try to acquire and maintain a place to live. The chief findings were: (1) women have faced and continue to face discrimination in marketing, lending, and shelter-related services; (2) discrimination against women has historically been overt but is becoming increasingly subtle; (3) women are not aware of the nature or extent of sex discrimination; (4) myths and stereotypes are the underpinnings of prejudicial attitudes toward women; (5) statistics pertinent to women's access to shelter or housing-related services are not available; (6) women outside male-headed households represent a sharply growing demographic trend; (7) discrimination on account of sex is frequently compounded with discrimination on account of some other characteristic; (8) lending institutions have discounted women's incomes when making decisions on applications for mortgage credit; (9) sex discrimination based in the law further reinforces sex discrimination in housing; and (10) women are virtually excluded from policy making jobs in the nation's shelter system. Recommendations which encourage solutions to these problems include public education efforts, government compliance efforts, data collection, affirmative government housing programs, local women's coalitions, and expansion of opportunities for women to participate in housing policy-making decisions. (Author/MK)
Descriptors: Credit (Finance), Females, Housing, Housing Discrimination, Housing Opportunities, Sex Bias, Sex Discrimination
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock Number 023-000-00316-3, $3.40).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (HUD), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Council of Negro Women, New York, NY.