How black residents of Long Beach fought racist real estate policies and influenced a nation

By: Brian Addison “I can sympathize and empathize with the frustration, dismay and disappointment experienced in unsuccessful attempts to acquire housing in the bigoted ‘International City’ of Long Beach. I have not been able to rent an apartment after searching for almost three months—indubitably due to the fact that I am a Negro.” This is Continue Reading Learn more


African American homeownership rates on the decline in southeast Michigan as Fair Housing Month looms

By: Gina Joseph   Willie Davis is 33-years-old. He’s African American. And Davis, a Troy real estate agent, is looking to purchase a home in Clinton Township. In looking at homeownership rates among black households across southeast Michigan, he’s an exception, as are some of his clients, including Benjamin and Seane Pettis, who recently purchased Continue Reading Learn more


In A Majority-Black City, Mortgages Go Disproportionately To Whites

Mayor Mike Duggan was happy enough about the city’s rising homeownership rate that he mentioned it in his State of the City address. Today, John Gallagher at the Free Press offers a sobering additional detail: White people make up just 10 percent of Detroit’s population but got nearly half of the home mortgage loans made Continue Reading Learn more


It turns out Americans weren’t ready to become a nation of renters. Homeownership is back in

By Andrew Van Dam A funny thing happened on the way to the United States becoming a nation of renters: people started buying homes again. New data indicate that in 2016, in defiance of myriad prognostications, the decade-long decline in the homeownership rate abruptly reversed. Once-rapid growth in renter households stalled, and the long-stagnant number Continue Reading Learn more


The ‘heartbreaking’ decrease in black homeownership

By Troy McMullen Racism and rollbacks in government policies are taking their toll. Vanessa Bulnes and her husband, Richard, bought their house on 104th Avenue in East Oakland, Calif., in 1992. The modest two-bedroom property is where they lived for 20 years, raising three children, and where Vanessa made a living running an in-home day-care center. Continue Reading Learn more


How the New Deal Hardened Racial Wealth and Homeownership Inequities

By Rob Meiksins and Steve Dubb     February 22, 2019; Real News Network Homeownership in the US has long been stratified by race. The most recent figures from the US Census Bureau (as of September 30, 2018) find that nationwide the white homeownership rate is 73.1 percent compared to a Black homeownership rate of 41.7 Continue Reading Learn more


Single-Family Subsidies Are Needed Outside Hot Markets

By Carey Shea There isn’t a tax credit program available to spur investment in single-family residential neighborhoods, but an alliance of national real estate, housing, community development, lending, and construction organizations is working to change that.     Before Katrina’s wind and waves toppled New Orleans’ antiquated levee system in 2005, the city was already Continue Reading Learn more


Solar-Power Benefits Aren’t Reaching Communities of Color

By Amal Ahmed A new study in Nature Sustainability finds racial and ethnic disparities in rooftop solar adoption, even controlling for income and homeownership. One of the fundamental drivers of the environmental-justice movement is that low-income communities and communities of color are often at the forefront of environmental harm, since they are more likely to Continue Reading Learn more


Black Homeownership: Bridging the Gap

By Donna Joseph A recent report by the Urban Institute entitled “A five-point Strategy for Reducing the Black Homeownership Gap,’ pointed out that the black homeownership rate has seen the most dramatic drop of any racial or ethnic group since 2011—declining 5 percent compared to a mere 1 percent drop in white families, and with Continue Reading Learn more


Entrepreneur Who Just Opened Her 3rd Black-Owned Real Estate Company Within 5 Years to Become President of the NAREB

By BlackNews Tamairo Moutry, a very successful real estate broker/CEO has been appointed as the president of NAREB, the National Association of Real Estate Brokers – The Greater Milwaukee Chapter. Atlanta, GA — African-American real estate broker, mogul & CEO Tamairo Moutry, a Milwaukee, Wisconsin native has been in the real estate business since 2004, Continue Reading Learn more


4 Reasons Why Real Estate Will Always be a Good Business

By Paul Shaw Real estate has been a cornerstone of most gigantic economies for a very long time. If you think about it, it makes perfect sense. It’s safer than plenty of the other options and it also offers a greater reward in the long run. While the real estate business suffered some major setbacks Continue Reading Learn more


In the Hopper: Restrictive covenants, bar mix, data breaches

By Kevin Featherly Restrictive covenants: The Minnesota House on Monday unanimously stood behind Rep. Jim Davnie, DFL-Minneapolis, in the first floor vote of the young legislative session. House File 51 allows homeowners with restrictive covenants written into their properties’ historical abstracts to attach an affidavit forswearing that antiquated segregationist practice. The bill swiftly passed the Continue Reading Learn more


‘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