Has Homeownership improved Since the Fair Housing Act?

April 5, 2017

Lower percentages of racial and ethnic minorities own homes; they spend more of their income on rent and continue to contend with segregation nearly 50 years after the passage of Fair Housing Act of 1968. A Trulia report on the legacy of the federal law notes that the gap in the homeownership rate for all households and black and Latino households has remained the same or narrowed just slightly since its passage almost four decades ago, although there are some metro markets like Washington, D.C., Fairfield County, Conn., and Worcester, Mass., where housing prospects have improved. 

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