A PRRAC Report. By David M. P. Freund, Princeton University.
Excerpt: “In July of 1963, the administrator of the Housing and Home Finance Agency (HHFA), Robert C. Weaver, spoke to a meeting of his Intergroup Relations Service (IRS), the “race relations” staff charged with promoting non-discrimination in federal housing programs. His talk came at a time of dramatic change in the federal government’s relationship to metropolitan development. After three decades of condoning and even actively promoting the racial segregation of neighborhoods, federal officials began, in the early 1960s, to declare their commitment to open occupancy and the promotion of ‘fair housing.'”