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Affordable housing in black neighbourhoods can lead to greater racial and income integration: study

Building affordable housing in low-income, high-minority neighbourhoods lowers the share of black residents in the surrounding community by about three percentage points, according to the study by two Stanford economists.


DESPITE the lawsuits, media spotlight, and conventional wisdom, affordable housing developments built in poor, heavily black communities can lead to greater racial and income integration, according to new research by Stanford economists.

Such housing, funded by federal...

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