Saturday, May 21, 2011

Oregonian Story from 50 Years Ago this Month Has Survey of Fair Housing Law Knowledge and Steering of Black Home Buyers.

Ran across a May 7, 1961 Oregonian article HERE in doing research in on line Multnomah County Library databases. Story reports results from a League of Women Voters survey on Fair Housing conducted after 1959 passage or Oregon Fair Housing Law. ( I ran across reference to actual 1959 bills, SB 249 and SB 250, if anyone can find links to those bill that would be useful historical reference; readers will recall that GOP State Senators referenced that legislation in their letters to AG and BOLI).

Article is sobering reminder of what conditions were and provides some context for recent Fair Housing audits (even though audits focused primarily on renters).

Originally created and posted on the Oregon Housing Blog.

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