Black Homeownership

A Black LIves Matter Protest, with a protestor holding up a sign that reads "Open Your Eyes: Systemic Racism Is Real"

Plan Would Add Thousands of New Black, Latino Homeowners in Milwaukee

A new plan to add 18,000 affordable housing units in Milwaukee is the latest in a string of efforts by the city to ensure housing affordability to all income levels and address the racial homeownership gap in the city.

September 10, 2021 - Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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Homeownership an Uphill Battle for Black New Yorkers

Black home buyers face an array of challenges when trying to buy homes, leading to a widening gap between Black and white homeowners.

September 2, 2021 - New York Times

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Report: 'Housing as a Commodity' Increases Residential Segregation

The growth of institutionalized housing has led to growing inequality between Black and white homeownership rates in the Twin Cities, new research shows.

July 12, 2021 - Minneapolis Post

A Black woman stands in front of a home holding an umbrella and smiling.

The Beginning of Housing Reparations

In a growing trend, both local and state governments are addressing the nation's huge racial wealth gap by working to reverse the legacy of discriminatory housing and lending policies.

June 30, 2021 - Joan Fitzgerald

Wheelchair accessible home

Rising Home Prices Most Pronounced in Communities of Color

U.S. home values appreciated sharply during the pandemic, particularly in communities of color, where prices rose by as much as 10.3%.

May 25, 2021 - Housing Perspectives

A Black woman stands in front of a home holding an umbrella and smiling.

The Numerous Obstacles—Past and Present—Facing Black Homeowners

Black Americans pay a higher price to be homeowners—and the number of those who can afford to pay that price is dropping quickly.

May 17, 2021 - NPR

Los Angeles in 1939, as determined by the  Home Owners’ Loan Corporation (HOLC).

What Is Redlining?

Redlining is the practice of restricting investment in areas deemed high-risk by banks. The term refers to the red color used to denote undesirable areas on maps used by lending institutions to determine loan eligibility.

March 1, 2021 - Diana Ionescu

Suburban Home

The Shifting Demographics of Homeownership

Hispanics are the only racial group projected to increase their rate of homeownership over the next two decades, according to a new analysis.

January 26, 2021 - Houston Chronicle

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Black Homeownership Climbed in 2019

Black homeownership climbed in 2019, but still lags far behind homeownership rates for the entire country.

February 6, 2020 - Urban Institute

Housing Construction

Report: Low Housing Production Stymies Entry-Level Buyers

According to this report, the trends point to a "less diverse, older, higher-income" crop of homebuyers as low production locks out the young and many people of color.

January 8, 2020 - Curbed San Francisco

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New Updates on The Edge

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