Washington, DC (March 23 2016) African-American communities were hit hard during the housing downturn, and many who lost their homes are now renting. As reported by the Commercial Appeal newspaper, a national real estate group would like to change that by rooting out discriminatory practices in lending and counseling black renters on how they can build wealth by owning a home.
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The National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) was formed in 1947 out of a need to secure the right to equal housing opportunities regardless of race, creed, or color. NAREB has 90 chapters located nationwide and publishes annually The State of Housing in Black America (SHIBA) Report. NAREB headquarters is located at 9831 Greenbelt Rd., Lanham, MD 20706. Visit www.nareb.com for more information.