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CRE CODE OF PRACTICE ADDRESSES RACISM IN HOUSING

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The Commission for Racial Equality has launched a statutory code of practice to tackle racism in housing. ...
The Commission for Racial Equality has launched a statutory code of practice to tackle racism in housing.

Failure to follow the code may count against housing organisations, including councils, in discrimination cases.

It took effect on 1 October and pulls together two earlier codes with a new section on homelessness and 50 examples of both good and unlawful practice. These include guidance on avoiding harassment, discrimination and victimisation.

CRE chair Trevor Phillips said: 'Ethnic minorities are more likely to be homeless and to live in overcrowded conditions.

'Imposed 'segregation' through housing continues to pose problems for social integration and for many people racial harassment is a continuing reality.'

Code of practice

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