2010 Fair Housing Trends Report

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2009 saw a rocky road for the fair housing movement. Advocates achieved significant success affirmatively furthering fair housing, epitomized by the successful resolution of the fair housing litigation against Westchester County, New York and by the administration’s dedication to promoting integrated communities, yet the foreclosure crisis and its many civil rights implications continued to temper any gains. Fair housing issues came to the fore in public policy and the media more often than in many years past – due both to the diligent work of agencies dedicated to fighting housing discrimination and to the dramatic effects of the economic crisis on families with children, people of color, people with disabilities, and many others.