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Cityscape: Volume 17 Number 3 | Article 8


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Housing Discrimination Today

Volume 17, Number 3

Mark D. Shroder

Michelle P. Matuga

Commentary: Expanding the Fair Housing Testing Landscape

James Perry


In my 12 years as a fair housing nonprofit organization CEO, I have never read more thorough and indepth analyses of fair housing testing than those presented in these several articles. Although I have occasional disagreements, the authors succeed in presenting compelling analyses of testing history, methodology, and results.

When read as a group, the articles are thorough in their analyses of testing specifics, while occasionally referencing important macro considerations. The authors presumably prioritized sufficiency of technique, assuming that an important path to resolution of greater challenges was testing efficacy.

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