Racist Housing Covenants Haunt Property Records Across the Country. New Laws Make Them Easier to Remove
Washington Post, Oct. 22, 2020–Justin Wm. Moyer
Facing a national reckoning amid protests and Black people’s deaths at the hands of law enforcement, lawmakers and homeowners are grappling with the legacy of racist housing covenants and weeding them out of property records. They are finding these covenants ubiquitous and difficult to destroy, but have come up with new plans for their removal.