Black Home Owners

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

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

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

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

How to Shrink the Racial Homeownership Gap

Following reports that Black Americans owned homes in 2017 than in 1983, banker Teri Williams offers recommendations to diversify homeownership across the United States.

July 30, 2018 - Truthout

Home Sold Sign

Black Homeownership Still Falling

Black homeownership rates have been slow to recover from the great recession and the gap between whites and blacks in home ownership is bigger today than it was in the 1980s.

July 12, 2018 - The Washington Post

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

The Legacy of Housing Discrimination Still Haunts Minorities

The practice of redlining was outlawed in 1977, but its effects have been indelible.

March 27, 2018 - Jerrod A. Laber

Ballard neighborhood, Seattle

Black Home Ownership Rates in Seattle's King County Continue to Shrink

King County, Washington was once home to a large number of black homeowners, today the county lags far behind the rest of the country.

June 28, 2017 - The Seattle Times

Washington D.C. Row Houses

Home Ownership Changes, by City and Ethnicity

According to new data released from the real estate website Trulia, Washington, D.C. experienced the largest gain in Black homeownership in the United States over the past 25 years, Chicago had the biggest expansion of Latino homeownership.

April 30, 2017 - DCist

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

The Realities of Black Homeownership

Natalie Moore details her experience in Chicago's Chatham neighborhood as the child of black home owners in a segregated city.

March 2, 2017 - WBEZ FM Chicago

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