Black Homeownership and the Racial Housing Divide – Recording

May 6, 2021

Homeownership is considered the epitome of the American Dream; it not only implies housing stability, but is also a key factor in building generational wealth. However, this dream is largely inaccessible to Black Americans; our long-standing history of systematic racism, redlining, segregation, and exclusionary housing policies have stood in the way of Black homeownership for decades. And not much has improved; in the past fifteen years, Black homeownership rates have declined to levels not seen since the 1960s.

On Thursday, May 6th, from 12-1 pm, we had a conversation about the history of the racial housing divide, how it impacts the broader wealth gap, and what policy solutions we can advance to create pathways for Black homeownership. The conversation was moderated by Catherine Bracy, CEO & Co-Founder of TechEquity Collaborative. We heard from:

  • Alex Lofton, Co-Founder of Landed
  • Carolina Reid, Faculty Research Advisor for the Terner Center for Housing Innovation
  • Nikitra Bailey, Executive Vice President at the Center for Responsible Lending

This webinar was hosted on Zoom.