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How Racism Impacts Support For Affordable Housing

By: Laura Castanon

Despite broad support for affordable housing at the national level, opposition often arises at the local level, hindering efforts to address the housing crisis. Stanford researchers reveal that negative emotional associations and underlying biases, such as racism, significantly contribute to neighborhood-level opposition to affordable housing developments. Understanding and addressing these biases are crucial steps in garnering public support and effectively tackling the shortage of affordable homes across the United States.


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