July 1, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Prospective renters with the ability to pay rent should have equal opportunity to live where they want. In Massachusetts, federal and state civil rights laws prohibit housing discrimination based on race and source of income, among other factors. Research conducted from August 2018 to July 2019, however, demonstrates that the reality is far from this ideal in the Greater Boston area.
The Boston Foundation and the Racial Justice Fund supported research led by the Suffolk University Law School Housing Discrimination Testing Program and Analysis Group, Inc. that gathered statistical data about discrimination based on race and source of income (i.e., vouchers) in the Greater Boston rental market. Such discrimination is always concerning but is especially important to investigate now, in a moment when more eyes are opening to the systemic though sometimes camouflaged nature of bias and injustice. Please join us via webinar for the release of a report detailing the project’s findings and recommendations.
Paul S. Grogan, President & CEO, The Boston Foundation
Presentation of Report
Jamie Langowski, Clinical Fellow, Housing Discrimination Testing Program, Suffolk University
Judson Woods, Senior Analyst, Analysis Group, Inc.
Stella Adams, National Fair Housing Activist; Owner, SJ Adams Consulting
William Berman, Clinical Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School
Barbara Chandler, Senior Advisor on Civil Rights & Fair Housing, Metro Housing Boston
Iván Espinoza-Madrigal, Executive Director, Lawyers for Civil Rights
Soni Gupta, Director, Neighborhoods & Housing, The Boston Foundation (Moderator)
Olivia Winslow, Demographics Reporter, Newsday