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These Five Facts Reveal the Current Crisis in Black Homeownership
Although homeownership rates for other groups have largely recovered since the housing crisis, black homeownership continues to decline, recently hitting an all-time low.
July 31, 2019

Black Homeownership Gap: Research Trends and Why the Growing Gap Matters
The black homeownership rate is lower today than in 1968 when the Fair Housing Act was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson. In this data talk, a panel of researchers will explore the data analysis and the national and local issues that highlight trends and complex issues contributing to the growing black homeownership gap. The presentations and discussion will cover the rise and fall in black and Hispanic homeownership rates, quantifying the contribution of declines in permanent income to the homeownership gap between whites and minorities. Speakers will also discuss the gap between white and black homeownership at the metropolitan statistical area level, showing which cities have the largest and smallest gaps and why.
July 16, 2019