4 Real Estate Professionals Along With Democratic Assemblywoman Angela V. McKnight Working To Combat Discriminatory Black Homeownership Practices

Homeownership has long been pursued as a means to build generational wealth in the U.S., but it’s been far from a level playing field.

Black Americans have been systematically and intentionally discriminated against for generations at every step of the home buying process, resulting in a 30% Black homeownership gap. Conditions have only gotten worse despite the Fair Housing Act in 1968, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson.

Thankfully, there are a growing number of individuals and institutions working to overhaul the status quo. We spoke to five changemakers in a range of disciplines to share their guidance for Black and brown homebuyers in today’s increasingly crowded market. 

Their overarching advice is this: Assume racism will rear its ugly head at some point in the home buying process. Be aware and stay vigilant.


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