Housing choice and racist hostility
Author: Law, Ian
Briefing series: Better Housing Briefing Paper 4
Publisher: Race Equality Foundation
Publication date: September 2007
New lettings systems have increased the opportunity for black and minority ethnic families to choose the location of their homes, but there is evidence that the actual impact of these reforms is mixed. Extending housing choice for black and minority ethnic households must also consider the influence of:
- social and economic inequality
- household needs, preferences and aspirations
- racial discrimination.
Tackling discrimination requires a ‘racism reduction’ agenda at individual, local and national levels, together with significant improvements in victim support and enforcement.