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Report Finds Housing Discrimination Still Plagues D.C.

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The report "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing in the District of Columbia," highlights the fact that there are very few subsidized housing units amid the tree lined streets and expensive single-family homes west of Rock Creek Park.

The study also found that there is still racial discrimination being practiced by some landlords in the city, and calls for more testing of housing providers to identify and respond to persistent housing discrimination.

That includes extensive testing of the landlords themselves and a more effective outreach program for tenants, according to the report.

The city did get high marks for having a good program already in place to process fair housing complaints.

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