WORST FLATS OFFERED TO BLACK PEOPLECategory: Land + People
Black people are offered the oldest and the worst council homes in London, while whites get favourable’treatment for their housing applications.
This indictment comes from a Greater London Council housing management committee report out yesterday.
Recommending that a monitoring service to be set up to check that blacks get treated fairly, the report states that there are no grounds for believing there is race bias against black housing applicants.
But blacks do get the worst housing and report believes this is because blacks accept the first home offered, are more often homeless and want to stay in Inner London.
In Glasgow yesterday, a working party on young, single homeless said the ргоЫещ was “frightening”, putting the primary responsibility on the local housing authority.
(Morning Star, March, 1976)