The Review of Black Political Economy

, Volume 19, Issue 3–4, pp 43–64 | Cite as

Trends in the housing status of black americans across selected metropolitan areas

  • Wilhelmina A. Leigh
Articles II. General Housing Conditions and Special Populations


This article examines housing data for a set of metropolitan areas and their central cities, and explores the major issues that arise when considering the impacts by race of federal housing assistance programs. Housing market conditions and characteristics vary widely by race across the areas covered-Birmingham, AL; Buffalo, NY; Cleveland, OH; Indianapolis, IN; Memphis, TN; Milwaukee, WI; Newport News, VA; Oklahoma City, OK; Providence, RI; Salt Lake City, UT; and San Jose, CA. Issues related to racial impacts of federal housing assistance emanate from two major policy goals-to help low-income households and to provide equal housing opportunity.


Metropolitan Area Central City Metropolitan Statistical Area Black Household Minority Group Member 
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