Landlords less likely to reply to applicants with Black, LatinX names


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The survey tracked over 25,000 interactions across the country between property managers and fake renters using names associated with non-White identities.

A new study has confirmed that landlords across the United States are less likely to respond to rental applicants who have Black or LatinX-sounding names…

The fake renters with white-sounding names received a 60% response rate, compared to 57% for the Hispanic-sounding identities, and 54% for African-American sounding names. Additionally, “inquiries sent from African-American identities received response rates that were approximately 12% lower (than response rates to comparison white identities) in the Midwest and in the Northeast, 7.9% lower in the West and 7.6% lower in the South.”

The report cited a project from the Othering & Belonging Institute at Berkeley University, which noted that out of every metropolitan region in the United States with more than 200,000 residents, 81% of those communities were more segregated in 2019 than in 1990…

The study reveals that there is direct evidence linking discrimination faced by renters of color and the income gap.

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