segregation the US government should develop holistic policies to effectively

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segregation, the US government should develop holistic policies to effectively address the issue. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), state and local governments, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the US Congress must work together to combat residential segregation. According to de Leeuw (2007), the HUD should administer its public housing programs in ways that encourage greater residential and further fair housing. Similarly, HUD should improve its system so that it can adequately deal with complaints of housing discrimination. For instance, HUD should increase its funding and staffing levels so that it can solve housing complaints effectively and efficiently. Haberle (2014), affirms that to address racial housing discrimination in the US, HUD should take a greater systemic approach to ensure fair housing enforcement. Also, the DOJ should investigate cases related to housing discrimination as a means to combating discrimination in the US housing market. Most importantly, the US Congress should increase funding to the DOJ and HUD so that they can carry out the highlighted functions effectively (Haberle, 2014; de Leeuw, 2007). Finally, state and local governments should curb exclusionary zoning and adopt inclusionary zoning ordinances.
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HOUSING DISCRIMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES 6 In a nutshell, residential segregation in the US is a product of many factors. Notably, it was created as a result of exclusionary government policies and practices, and the same government continues to perpetuate it through unfair housing policies and practices such as zoning. Segregation has negative consequences not only to the racial minorities but also to the nation as well. Therefore, given the high levels of racial housing discrimination in the US, the HUD and other governmental agencies must work together to ensure that the issue is effectively and efficiently addressed.
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HOUSING DISCRIMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES 7 References de Leeuw, M. B., Whyte, M. K., Ho, D., Meza, C., & Karteron, A. (2007). Residential Segregation and Housing Discrimination in the United States. Poverty & Race Research Action Council. December . Haberle, M. (2014). Discrimination and Segregation in Housing: Continuing Lack of Progress in United States Compliance with the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. Turner, M. A., Santos, R., Levy, K.D., Wissoker, D., Aranda, C. & Pitingolo, R. (2013). Housing discrimination against racial and ethnic minorities 2012.
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