A representative survey of more than 12,000 adults in 26 metros conducted by Zillow in March and April reveals that discrimination in housing is far from a thing of the past. Instead, 57% of the people surveyed said they had experienced some form of discrimination in the housing market. This group included 53% of homeowners and 49% of whites.

The group most likely to be singled out appears to be LGBTQ+, of whom four out of five (79%) said they had suffered some form of housing discrimination. Blacks came next (69%), followed by Hispanics (64%) and Nonwhites (63%). Three out of five renters (61%) and 58% of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders were also exposed to similar bias.

Given that 70% of respondents in each category viewed owning a home as necessary to live the American dream and 78% viewed it as necessary to building and passing on generational wealth, the results of the survey are even more troubling.

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