Racial Equity in Home Ownership

Posted on April 22, 2022

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The Center for Housing and Community Studies convened its latest Housing Hangout today with a look at racially-disparate access to home ownership.  Black families face greater obstacles to home ownership – predatory lending, abusive credit scoring, the legacy of redlining, low income. The result: a rate of home ownership that’s as much as twenty-five percentage points lower in Black communities than in white ones. We had a lively roundtable discussion about the broken system of home ownership access, and innovative ideas about how to fix it. We extend sincere thanks to our distinguished panel of experts:

  • Sonia Joyner, Director of Home Ownership Programs at the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency
  • Bruce Mitchell, Senior Research Analyst at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition
  • Vanessa Perry, Professor of Marketing and Professor of Strategic Management and Public Policy at the George Washington University School of Business and a fellow of the Housing Finance Policy Center of the Urban Institute
  • Doug Ryan, Vice President, Policy & Applied Research at Prosperity Now
  • Renee Willis, Senior Vice President for Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at the National Low Income Housing Coalition

And thanks to our valued audience members who continue to support our Housing Hangouts year after year.

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