Minorities suffer post-housing bust consequences more acutely than white Americans

September 18, 2014

During the boom, loans to African Americans and Hispanics increased significantly, which The Washington Post attributes to minorities being targeted by predatory lenders.


Nearly a decade later, the same group of people is still struggling with the after effects of the housing bust. The Washington Post shares interactive maps from The Urban Institute that capture the distribution of 100 million mortgages originated from 2001 through 2012 in three different metro areas, broken down by race and ethnicity.