‘We haven’t made any progress’: Black homeownership is stuck near 30-year lows

Jani Tillery thought she would be a homeowner by now. Jani Tillery, 42, is an attorney at the Children’s Law Center in Washington who has been looking for homes since October. She’s made three offers since the end of November but lost to other bidders and she’s having a hard time finding homes in her Continue Reading Learn more


Ronald L. Branch 23 rd President of NAREB, 2003-2005

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Dr. King To Address NAREB Conventioners

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The Early History of NAREB by W.D. Morrison Jr.

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50 Years After Fair Housing Act, We Still Have a Long Way to Go By Jeffrey W. Hicks

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REFLECTIONS on the passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968

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The Cities Where African-Americans Are Doing The Best Economically 2018

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Black Homeownership Has Big Retirement Implications

By Rodney Brooks Homeownership among African Americans has declined to levels not seen since before passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968, a major concern among economists and financial planners. Chief among the long-term concerns is the impact this black homeownership trend will have on the already grim outlook for African Americans and their preparation Continue Reading Learn more


Bill proposes repeal of life-of-loan insurance premiums for FHA loans

Bill proposes repeal of life-of-loan insurance premiums for FHA loans HomeNews by Francis Monfort30 Oct 2017 Most Read The Many Ways to Be Relieved of Your Timeshare ObligationsWhile it is true that a timeshare contract is a binding legal document, it is often mistakenly thought that such a contract cannot only be cancelled. In fact, most timeshare Continue Reading Learn more


Black Homeownership in Lurch, Report Says

Rep. Gregory Meeks (far right) addresses the state of housing among Blacks during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 47th Annual Legislative Conference in northwest D.C. on Sept. 21. (William J. Ford/The Washington Informer)   Black homeownership significantly lags behind Whites despite a 1 percent uptick in the past year, and housing advocates, realtors and lenders Continue Reading Learn more


Why Los Angeles is still a segregated city after all these years

Demarion Washington, 8, left, drinks juice in front of his home as Justin Scott, 8, leaps from a porch at the Jordan Downs Housing Projects in Watts, Calif. on June 5. (Los Angeles Times) By Richard Rothstein Every metropolitan area in the nation is racially segregated, and Los Angeles is no exception. We tolerate residential Continue Reading Learn more


How Market Forces and Bias Displaced African Americans in Portland

This story, part of an open: Housing series exploring rising barriers to homeownership in Portland, looks at historic and current forces affecting the city’s African-American residents, and what they likely mean for the future. PORTLAND, Ore. — As a teenager living under Jim Crow laws in the 1940s, Paul Knauls Sr. rode a bus 37 Continue Reading Learn more


Real estate group strives to make home ownership a reality for people of color

By: Amy Hockert It’s been said doors will open to those bold enough to knock. Which might be why Minneapolis realtor Julia Israel is so fearless. “If you are fully educated on how this works [it] removes the fear,” she said. Her real estate philosophy: It’s not about what you have, it’s about what you Continue Reading Learn more


Minority Homeownership Moves Up in Q1

The national homeownership rate didn’t move much off a near 50-year low in the first quarter, but the rates for African Americans and Hispanics have started to tick upward, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The homeownership rate for black households, which fell to its lowest level since the Civil Rights era last year, rose Continue Reading Learn more


Effort Under Way to Increase Diversity in Home Ownership

April 14, 2017 | Veronica Carter, Public News Service – IN INDIANAPOLIS – Since 2004, home ownership has been on the decline for African-Americans in Indiana and across the country. Several groups have teamed up to try to reverse that trend, including the NAACP, the National Urban League and the National Association of Real Estate Brokers. Continue Reading Learn more


An American Dream, Deferred? Black Homeownership Rates Dip Sharply

Although gains should have been made over the past generation, homeownership remains out of reach for many African-Americans By: Team Ebony The dream of owning a home has been an elusive one for African-Americans in recent years, according to new research that shows a trend that could affect the overall economic health of the Black Continue Reading Learn more


Real Estate Group Teaches Importance of Homeownership

By William J. Ford  | WI Staff Writer | @jabariwill The best way for blacks to build wealth starts with homeownership. That’s the message the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) ingrained in the minds of more than two dozen people Saturday, April 8 at the Southern Regional Technology and Recreation Complex in Fort Continue Reading Learn more


Our Racially Divided Housing Market Is Changing, Thanks to Millennials

A look at how we got here and where we’re headed. Kieran Killeen was astounded when he bought a home in Vermont in 2002, and its title barred minorities from living there unless they were servants. They were empty words. Racial covenants are no longer legal. But Killeen, who is white, did not like having even Continue Reading Learn more


The rent is too damn high, to the detriment of these communities

By Jacob Passy A new report outlines how little has changed since 1968 when it comes to housing and minorities For many minority households across the country, the rent really is too damn high. The share of rent-burdened black and Latino households exceeds 55% in the 100 largest U.S. cities compared to 47% of the Continue Reading Learn more


African American Homeownership Falls to 50-year Low

After fair housing legislation was passed in 1968 during the Civil Rights era, the black homeowership rate increased for 30 years and reached nearly 50 percent in 2004, but all those gains have been erased in the last 12 years. The homeownership rate for black households ended 2016 at 41.7 percent, near a 50-year low, Continue Reading Learn more

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