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Are Income Disparities Driving the Racial Homeownership Gap?

Fifty years after the adoption of the 1968 Fair Housing Act, which prohibits discrimination in the housing market, homeownership rates have not increased for Black or Hispanic[1] households. What…

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Rethinking Homeowner Tax Incentives to Reflect Today’s Housing Challenges

by Martha Fedorowicz
Until the 1940s, buying a home was nearly impossible for all but the most affluent households. Following World War II, the federal government was eager to support soldiers…

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Can Homeownership Improve Health Outcomes?

Access to affordable, stable, and adequate housing is an important determinant of health, but little research examines the association between homeownership and health outcomes. Further, few studies…

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To Improve Lives and Expand Opportunities, Recognize the Power of Housing

by Maya Brennan and Veronica Gaitán
Housing is at the epicenter of all opportunities and outcomes. It is the first rung on the ladder to economic opportunity, and a person’s access to opportunity…

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Renters Face Greater Challenges Than Homeowners at Meeting Their Basic Needs

In recent years, housing costs have increased across the country, making it more difficult for families to become homeowners or afford a roof over their head. The financial insecurity caused by high…

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Seven Strategies to Boost Hispanic Homeownership

by Oriya Cohen, Lisette Vegas, and Sheryl Pardo
Although Hispanic homeownership rates increased last year for the third year in a row, the US still has a long way to go to narrow the…

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How Does Gentrification Affect Homeowners and Renters Differently?

Gentrification directly displaces renters, but homeowners do not face a heightened displacement risk in gentrifying areas, according to a study by Isaac William Martin and Kevin Beck. The study…

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The State of Millennial Homeownership

by Jung Hyun Choi, Jun Zhu, and Laurie Goodman
Numbering just over 75 million, today’s 21- to 37-year-olds—millennials—are the largest generation in US history. They are more tech savvy,…

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Rethink Housing and Community Development to Advance Racial Equity and Inclusion

by Kimberly Burrowes, Janae Ladet, Ally Livingston, and Maya Brennan
In the US, descriptions of housing affordability challenges and differences in wealth, health, and education need to include a…

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The State of the Nation’s Housing 2018

The national homeownership rate rose in 2017 for the first time in 13 years despite the steady increase in home prices, a sign that low interest rates kept monthly housing costs affordable for new…

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