Nationally, white renters and home buyers still have an advantage over minorities, despite years of action to prevent housing discrimination. In Washington, blacks and whites are generally on a level field when it comes to finding and negotiating rentals, although blacks tend to pay more at move-in, receive fewer incentives and have slightly higher average security deposits.


Source: "Housing Discrimination Against Racial and Ethnic Minorities 2012," Department of Housing and Urban Development | The Washington Post June 11, 2013
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