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Rental Housing Discrimination on the Basis of Mental Disabilities: Resultts of Pilot Testing, Study of Rental Housing Discrimination on the Basis of Mental Disabilities: Final Report

Title:
Rental Housing Discrimination on the Basis of Mental Disabilities: Resultts of Pilot Testing, Study of Rental Housing Discrimination on the Basis of Mental Disabilities: Final Report
Format:
Hardcover
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In stock
GPO Stock Number:
023-000-00846-7
ISBN:
9780160942167
Table of Contents

Executive Summary................................................................vi

Introduction....................................................................vi

Summary of Findings.....................................................vii

Recommendations.........................................................viii

Study Overview...................................................................... 1

Purpose and Goals of the Study ...................................... 1

Background and Previous Research on Housing Discrimination Against People With MD.................. 1

Overview of Testing Focused on Individuals With MD.... 2

Paired Testing Protocols and Field Management ..................... 4

Overview of Testing for Housing Discrimination............. 4

Strengths and Limitations of Paired Testing in Different Testing Methods....................................................... 4

Overview of the Paired Testing Design and Process......... 5

Pretesting ........................................................................ 5

E-mail Testing Protocols.................................................. 6

Telephone Testing Protocols............................................ 9

In-Person Testing Protocols........................................... 12

Overall Data Collection Oversight, Management, and Quality Control...................................................... 16

Sampling Methods................................................................ 17

Sampling Frame............................................................ 17

Allocation of Tests Across Market Size........................... 17

Sample of Metropolitan Areas........................................ 18

Selection of Advertised Units ........................................ 20

Risk of Detection........................................................... 21

Sampling of Units ......................................................... 21

Analysis of Testing Findings ................................................. 23

Summary of Tests Conducted........................................ 23

Measuring Differential Treatment .................................. 24

Data Analysis ................................................................ 27

Measuring Discrimination............................................. 27

Findings of Incidence of Discrimination............................... 29

Data Reliability and Limitations .................................... 29

E-mail Testing Findings................................................. 29

Reasonable Accommodation Requests via E-mail............ 31

Telephone Testing Findings........................................... 32

Reasonable Accommodation Requests via Telephone ...... 34

In-Person Testing Findings............................................ 36

Findings From the Evaluation of Different Testing Modes..... 38

People With Disabilities As Testers: Is It Feasible?......... 38

Tester Profile: How Do You Isolate and Reveal Disability?.. 38

E-mail Testing: Strengths and Weaknesses..................... 40

Telephone Testing: Strengths and Weaknesses............... 41

In-Person Testing: Strengths and Weaknesses As Evaluated by Testers With MD and Companion Testers ................................................................... 42

Summary, Conclusions, and Recommendations.................... 47

Project Leadership and Design ...................................... 49

Recruitment and Selection of Testers............................. 49

Training and Data Collection......................................... 49

Appendix A: Qualitative Analyses and Findings on Overt and Subtle Discrimination Against People With Mental Disabilities by Different Testing Modes................................. 50

Qualitative Analysis Methodology ................................. 50

Data Analysis ................................................................ 51

Results .......................................................................... 53

Discussion and Conclusions.......................................... 61

Appendix B: References........................................................ 63

Description

This study represents the first comprehensive examination of discrimination in the rental housing market against people with MD, specifically focusing on people with mental illness (MI) and those with intellectual or developmental disability (I/ DD). The goal of the study is to increase the understanding of the forms and prevalence of housing discrimination against this community as its members seek market-rate rental housing.

The overall study design included a stepwise approach to testing the feasibility of involving individuals with MI and I/DD in discrimination testing and to obtaining data regarding their treatment by rental housing providers. The study was initiated with a comprehensive review of relevant literature and the convening of multiple focus groups that included individuals with MI and I/DD, disability and fair housing organizations, and policymakers.

Audience

Rental housing developers and managers, housing discrimination professionals, federal, stte, local housing officials, housing licensing bureaus and offices, social workers, sturdents and instructors, individuals having issues with forms of housing discrimination, persons with disabilities effecting housing decisions and availability.

 

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$19.00
International Price:
$26.60
Publisher:
Housing and Urban Development Dept.
Author:
  • Hammel, Joy
Year/Pages:
2017: 76 p.; ill.
Key Phrases:
  • Housing
  • Discrimination
  • People With Mental Disabilities
  • Mental Illness
  • Disabled
Weight:
3
Quantity Price:
Discount
Cover:
Paper
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Item available Date:
09/29/2017
Last Status Update:
11/29/2017
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