Racial inequities in housing

  • The typical white family has five to eight times the wealth of a typical Black or Hispanic/Latino family — a difference that has continued to grow as inequities in homeownership, the main contributor to net wealth, has compounded across generations.
  • Homes in majority-Black neighborhoods are valued at 23% less than homes in neighborhoods with few or no Black residents. Meanwhile, Black households pay 10–13% more in property taxes than white households in similar neighborhood types.
  • Habitat serves a diverse base of homeowners, providing for more equitable access to housing. 41% of the families who partnered with Habitat in FY2020 identified as Black, 17% as Hispanic/Latino.
  • Habitat advocates for anti-racist housing and land-use policies at the local, state and federal levels that aim to increase racial equity in homeownership.

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