The White House at Work

Tuesday, September 30, 1997

President Clinton and Vice President Gore Meet with the Race Initiative Advisory Board and Announce New Efforts to End Housing Discrimination

Addressing the second meeting of the Advisory Board to the President's Initiative on Race, President Clinton underscored the importance of continuing the dialogue on race. To that end, the President announced a December 2, 1997 town hall meeting. And while the dialogue continues, we must also enforce the laws that are already on the books. Today, the President announced a HUD initiative to step-up efforts to end housing discrimination. Also on today's agenda, the Advisory Board will hear from noted scientists and demographers who will share their research on the changing population patterns and attitudes on race, working toward meeting one of the Initiative on Race's goals of educating the nation about the facts of race in this country.


At the President's direction, Housing Secretary Andrew Cuomo will announce today that the Department of Housing and Urban Development will double its efforts to fight against housing discrimination.

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