Fact Sheet Understanding the Black-White Homeownership Gap in the Twin Cities
Who is experiencing the most harm, and what strategies can help?
Yonah Freemark, Owen Noble, Yipeng Su
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Homeownership offers an avenue for families to build wealth and find stability in a community. But access to homeownership in the Twin Cities, just as in the rest of the United States, is not equitably distributed. In fact, the Twin Cities region has the largest Black-white homeownership gap in the country, and in this fact sheet we show where the gap is growing. This stark divide, which is rooted in historical and ongoing housing and economic discrimination, limits wealth-building opportunities for the region’s hundreds of thousands of Black residents.

Research Areas Housing Wealth and financial well-being
Tags Housing markets Housing and the economy Homeownership Housing affordability Community and economic development
Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center
States Minnesota
Cities Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI