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To increase homeownership among Black households, leaders must unify around a shared goal that can provide guidance for defining and measuring progress.
President Biden's proposed budget seeks to address long-standing economic and racial inequities through new investments in infrastructure, jobs, education, and research.
Asian households face discrimination that hinders their ability to become homeowners and build generational wealth.
The inequities Black families experience in the Twin Cities illustrates the larger systemic barriers surrounding race and opportunity in the United States.
Data show that flat-out rejection of buyers seeking government-backed loans disadvantages households with lower incomes, lower credit scores, and less wealth, many of whom are people of color.
Regardless of whether COVID-19 worsened the racial and ethnic disparities in small business ownership and health, federal policymakers have options to address them.
Prioritizing philanthropy can help the Biden-Harris administration balance advancing racial equity and accomplishing aligned policy objectives.
To prevent permanent job loss and damage to a field dominated by women of color, contracts should be designed creatively and with a focus on equity.
It is cheaper to buy a home than it is to rent in two-thirds of US counties. Homeownership can provide the kind of affordability and stability low-income families need.
All kinds of gatekeepers—from journal editors and peer reviewers to government agencies and funders—can help build a system that treats researchers and participants and communities more equitably.

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