The American Nightmare: A Housing Forecast for Black America after COVID-19

More than fifty years after the 1968 Fair Housing Act prohibited discrimination related to the sale, rental and financing of housing, the coronavirus is exposing a grave housing crisis for people of color in the United States. As deadly a threat as the pandemic is, housing discrimination and inequality are even more threatening to the economic standing and overall well-being of Black communities.

Before COVID-19, the housing landscape was full of obstacles and disparities. Economic fallout from COVID-19…