Richard Rothstein and daughter co-author new guidebook for eradicating systemic segregated housing

In this Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, file photo, town homes stand under construction as a pedestrian walks along the BeltLine in Atlanta. e real estate firm Zillow. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Six years ago, Richard Rothstein wrote “The Color of Law,” which exposed how the federal government created housing segregation in the United States.

Rothstein, a veteran journalist and historian, and his daughter, housing policy expert Leah Rothstein, recently penned a follow-up book, “Just Action.”

We are convinced there is no national will to address the inequality that racial segregation has created on a federal level,” Richard.

On Monday’s edition of “Closer Look,”  the father-daughter duo talked with show host show host Rose Scott about how communities can challenge the government officials to undo housing segregation.

“Developers coming into low-income neighborhoods resulting in displacement— there are many policies that could minimize displacement,” said Richard.

He further explained how policy changes on a local level could create long lasting change as well as other measures, including inclusionary zoning, more protections for renters, the creation of more affordable housing inventory and the establishing of more land trusts could all eradicate segregated housing across the country.