For most families, their house is their biggest asset, providing stability and a means for building wealth. The exclusionary discrimination practices in the housing market have generated a volatile cycle for people of color, leaving them with lower homeownership rates, higher priced loans and living in segregated neighborhoods with less access to public resources.
Advocates across the state are organizing in a variety of municipal campaigns focused on increasing affordable and quality housing opportunities and for the protection and acknowledgement of tenant rights.
Income left after housing costs (owner), income left after housing costs (renter), foreclosure rate, loan types/subprime, housing quality, and homeownership.
The inability of regional governments to provide solutions for affordable housing has resulted in greater income inequality and decreased social mobility.