Friday, 28 October 2016

Report Finds Housing Race Inequalities

Stark racial disadvantages and discrimination still exist in housing despite a raft of reforms since the 1960s. A report commissioned by BME National found that the housing circumstances for BME groups are “less favourable” than for white people, highlighting particular disparities in homeownership.  Looking at national Census data, the report found that just 46% of BME groups own their own home compared to 64.4% of groups from white backgrounds. It highlighted data from the CLG showing that 37% of households accepted as homeless were BME households, up from 18% in 1998. Yet, according to the latest Census data, white ethnic groups currently make up 85.6% of the total population in England. Download a copy of the report from the BME National website.

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