Study shows some landlords have bias against African immigrants

October 21, 2006
Testers posing as African immigrants seeking to rent apartments and other properties in northeastern Ohio were discriminated against more often than white, U.S.-born apartment seekers, a study found.
     Three of four immigrants from Africa were treated differently that their white counterparts, according to the study in Cuyahoga County by the nonprofit Housing Advocates Inc., which seeks to promote fair housing. The study was funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.