A new working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research found landlords are less likely to respond to applicants with Black- and Latino-sounding names when renting properties. Researchers tracked interactions between property managers and fictious renters with names and found that white-sounding names received a 60 percent response rate, compared with a 54 percent and 57 percent response rate for those with Black- and Latino-sounding names. The persistent bias against renters of color contributes to rising residential segregation and can have a critical impact on residential location choices and access to opportunity, according to the paper.
New Study Finds Bias Against Black and Latino Rental Applicants
Published by Oklahoma Coalition for Affordable Housing
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