Race, Poverty, and Federal Rental Housing Policy

Ingrid Gould Ellen and Jessica Yager
In HUD at 50: Creating Pathways to Opportunity. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. November 2015.

The chapter examines HUD’s complex and, at times, contradictory goals of creating and preserving high-quality affordable rental housing, spurring community development, facilitating access to opportunity, combating racial discrimination, and furthering integration through federal housing and urban development policy. It discusses HUD’s mixed success in fair housing enforcement and examines five key tensions running through all of HUD’s work.

Wagner Faculty