Do “Community Preference” Policies Violate the Fair Housing Act? (Part 2)

Nick Arnosti

2022/02/13

New York City faces a lawsuit alleging that its “Community Preference” policy creates a disparate racial impact. In a previous video, I examined the plaintiffs’ analysis. In this video, I look at the city’s rebuttal, presented by Bernard Siskin. While Siskin does a good job of highlighting flaws in the plaintiffs’ analysis, his own report uses uninformative outcome measures and some questionable methods for estimating the counterfactual.

The slides accompanying this lecture are available here.