Program to spur low-income housing is keeping cities segregated

Source: John Eligon, Yamiche Alcindor & Augustin Armendariz, N.Y.Times (Paid Registration)

In the United States’ biggest metropolitan areas, low-income housing projects that use federal tax credits - the nation’s biggest source of funding for affordable housing - are disproportionately built in majority nonwhite communities. What this means, fair-housing advocates say, is that the government is essentially helping to maintain entrenched racial divides, even though federal law requires government agencies to promote integration.

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