Report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders @50 #3

Jan 9, 2018

This February marks the fiftieth anniversary release of the “Report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders,” initiated by President Lyndon Johnson in 1967. The report stated in the area of housing: “Federal housing programs must be given a new thrust aimed at overcoming the prevailing patterns of racial segregation. If this is not done, those programs will continue to concentrate the most impoverished and dependent segments of the population into the central-city ghettos where there is already a critical gap between the needs of the population and the public resources to deal with them. The private sector must be brought into the production and financing of low and moderate rental housing to supply the capabilities and capital necessary to meet the housing needs of the nation.”