The topic of housing inequity covers many different areas including history, real estate, government policy, and more. To begin to understand the topic and to help you focus your research on a manageable issue, you'll need to begin understanding the scope of the topic and basic facts about it. You gain that understanding by exploring background information.
The resources below will help begin to understand this broad topic and to decide what aspect of it you'd like to focus on.
The five documentary films and interview with author, Leah Rothstein, below will help you begin to understand the problem of systemic racism in housing and home ownership.
Books are a great source to use to gain a foundational understanding of your topic. These books will provide you with a good background on the topic of housing discrimination.
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Articles from our background information databases are also great places to begin delving into this topic. Here are some selected articles to get you started.
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You can find a wealth of information on the Web. You just need to be selective and make sure you know who created the content, what their expertise is on the topic, and why they created it. To learn more about evaluating sources, check out our guide, Evaluate Your Sources.