Title

Race in Housing and Community Empowerment: A Critical Examination

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Community Development Journal

Publication Date

1996

Date Added

2022-05-23

Abstract

This study examines mortgage distribution in 93 census tracts in Baton Rouge Metropolitan Statistical Areas. The purpose of the study is to determine what role race plays in the distribution of housing services and how government may contribute to the realization of the goal of empowerment of the poor in housing matters. The analysis suggests that empowering poor communities will involve both the government and the community. If empowerment is left to private initiatives, it is likely to end up being an academic exercise.

Keywords

Economic Advancement, Housing, Race

Disciplines

Criminology

Publisher

Oxford University Press

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