ERIC Number: ED200328
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of How Restrictive Rental Practices Affect Families with Children.
Greene, Jane G.; Black, Glenda P.
In January 1980, the National Neighbors (NN) conducted a survey to determine the types of difficulties that families with children experience in the rental housing market due to exclusionary rental policies. In order to reach the families who experience such problems, NN ran public service announcements on television and radio stations inviting persons discriminated against to call a toll-free number and tell of their experiences. Five hundred and fifty-four people from several metropolitan areas (Los Angeles, Atlanta, Dallas/Fort Worth, Hartford, Oklahoma City and Columbus, Ohio) responded to the announcements. Among the findings, 99 percent of the respondents reported that they had had difficulty in finding a place to live because of no-children policies. Most of the respondents complained that rental housing which accepts children is either too expensive or substandard, and sometimes both. When controlling for an income level of $15,000 and above, it was found that there was a significant difference between the housing problems experienced by minorities and those experienced by whites, with minorities reporting serious problems more often. These findings suggest that restrictive rental policies against children seriously affect the lives of a very diverse group of families--small and large, middle-class and poor, blacks and Hispanics. (Author/MP)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Family Income, Family Problems, Family (Sociological Unit), Housing Discrimination, Low Rent Housing, National Surveys
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 023-00-00634-1, $2.25).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC. Office of Policy Development and Research.