Eliminating discrimination from the nation’s housing markets and reducing residential segregation are essential components of HUD’s mission ‘‘to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.’’ Although some overt forms of housing discrimination have declined, subtle forms persist, limiting housing choice. Past and continuing discrimination, along with a host of other factors including socioeconomic differences among racial and ethnic groups, household preferences and prejudices, and certain public policies contribute to racial and ethnic segregation. Combined with vast disparities in resources and opportunities among neighborhoods, such segregation carries great costs for residents of disadvantaged areas, and ultimately for society as a whole.

Event details:

  • Hear the latest on the housing markets;
  • Learn about the issues of fair housing and segregation; and
  • Hear about efforts to address discrimination and segregation through research, enforcement, and policy.


  • Bryan Greene, General Deputy Assistant Secretary, FHEO


  • Fred Freiberg, Executive Director of the Fair Housing Justice Center
  • Diane Levy, Senior Research Associate at the Urban Institute
  • Len Albright, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Public Policy Northeastern University

Additional Information

Thursday, July 17, 2014
2:00-4:00 PM
Brooke-Mondale Auditorium
HUD Headquarters


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