The Good Deeds Program researches the databases of Central Oregon home/land deeds for racially biased language and offers the homeowner the tools to have them removed. We do this by offering a free link to all the forms and informative information to help owners file the necessary documents for removal.
During our soft search of Deschutes County we found almost 200 lots with racially biased deeds in just one subdivision (Wiestoria). A new law that calls for County Clerks to be responsible for the actual removal of the language began in January so the next step is to verify the new process, update the link if needed, and mail out the first notices to home/land owners from the soft search.
Identifying patterns of discrimination: By analyzing the distribution of homes with racially biased covenants, researchers could identify neighborhoods or communities that were most affected by discriminatory housing practices. This information could be used to target interventions and to develop strategies for addressing racial disparities in housing.
Researching the impact of racially biased covenants: Researchers could use a map of homes with racially biased covenants to study the long-term effects of these discriminatory practices. For example, they could compare property values, educational attainment, and health outcomes in neighborhoods with and without covenants.
Promoting community reconciliation: A map could be used as a starting point for conversations about race and housing in a community. By acknowledging the history of discrimination, communities can begin to heal and work towards a more just future.
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