The Editorial Board. “The Architecture of Segregation.” The New York Times. The New York Times, 05 Sept. 2015. Web. 05 Feb. 2016.
This article written in The New York Times gives the reader a perspective on the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Fair Housing Act of 1968. Its main emphasis focus’s on how poor and low income families are trapped in a vicious cycle. They grow up in bad neighborhoods with mediocre healthcare and school systems. Proper schooling is essential for the ability to obtain a decent job which then in turn gives the ability to move up in economic classes and out of poor neighborhoods. The Department of Housing and Urban Development subsidizes homes for lower income families purposely in low income undesirable parts of towns with no jobs. This current system traps those who are poor with the inability to ever get out.