A Shifting Iowa: Rural Housing and the Risk of Racial Segregation
September 5, 2018, 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Jun Zhu, Housing Finance Policy Center, Urban Institute
Jerry Anthony, University of Iowa School of Urban and Regional Planning
Jun Zhu, Senior Research Associate at the Urban Institute will provide a unique in-depth look at the Institute's recent report: The Future of Rural Housing. This session will look to the future of rural counties and how recent demographic trends portray demand for housing as rural America’s residents grow older and see only modest population increases.
The University of Iowa's recent report: Racial Segregation in Iowa’s Metro Areas will also be featured in this session, as attendees will be made aware of additional possible consequences of Iowa's geographic demographic shift.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, yet residential racial segregation persists in housing markets across the nation. According to a CBS report, “segregation appears to be on the rise despite an overall increase in the number of racially and ethnically-mixed neighborhoods.” Dr. Anthony will explain how diversity is not synonymous with integration in our housing market.