Ep. 66: Uncovering Racially Restrictive Covenants in Property Records
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Ep. 66: Uncovering Racially Restrictive Covenants in Property Records

Racially restrictive covenants are a shameful and very real part of the formation of American communities throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. While racial covenants were outlawed in 1968 by the Fair Housing Act, the implications of such exclusionary policies persist today. As any title professional would know, digging through property records to uncover such documents can be a grueling task. With more than 8,000 volunteers contributing, the Mapping Prejudice Project hopes to pinpoint where these covenants exist so that we may better understand how our communities have been shaped and how this contributes to generational wealth and access to equitable housing.
The project relies on volunteers, many of whom work in the land title and property records industries. If you’re interested in learning more, check out the links below!

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Guest: Kirsten Delegard, Mapping Prejudice Project

Host: Lindsey Gordon, PropLogix