Congress must act to end housing bias

April 18, 2006
Although many other stories are grabbing the headlines, it will be a serious blow to opportunity if Congress ignores the Department of Housing and Urban Development as it celebrates the 38th annual Fair Housing Month and sends its corresponding yearly report to lawmakers this month.
     The HUD report says race-based discrimination makes up nearly 40 percent of housing complaints. Housing discrimination in any form is unacceptable. But continuing discrimination with regard to race could cost the country its future.