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A 5-Year Plan to Rebuild Black Wealth and Expand Homeownership

While economists contend that the economic recession is over, the reality for much of Black America is starkly different.

New Mortgage Modification Program Helps Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure

On April 14, in an effort to help troubled homeowners keep their homes, the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced a one-time, limited offer.

Anti-Foreclosure Activist is Man on a Mission

Paul Randall, a self-proclaimed foreclosure specialist, has been on a crusade for several years to help people escape a practice he describes as "criminal."

Housing Options Increase for D.C. Voucher Holders

The District of Columbia Housing Authority has preserved affordable city housing by allowing a higher rent payment for its voucher program customers.

Foreclosure Crisis Still Hammers Blacks

Foreclosures reached crisis proportions among blacks years before devastating the general population starting in 2007.

Foreclosure Crisis Lingers in the Black Community

In Prince George's County, Maryland — one of the United States' wealthiest majority-Black jurisdictions — the foreclosure crisis has hammered several solidly middle-class communities.

White House Criticized for Housing Finance Reform

Wade Henderson sharply criticized the Obama administration's failure to let the Government Sponsored Enterprises regain financial stability.

D.C. Affordable-Housing Group Launches Fundraising Campaign

A D.C. affordable-housing development organization has kicked off its "5 in 5" campaign to raise $5 million over the next five years to help address the lack of affordable housing in the city.

Victims of Homeowner Scams Seek Justice

Emotions ran high as District residents pleaded with local and federal government agencies to create laws so that homeowners would have protection from shady contractors and mortgage fraud.

Black America's Mortgage Dilemma

Financial security can often feel like a tug of war with earnings and income on one side and the cost of living and debt on the other. Which side wins can determine whether a household is mired in insurmountable debt ...

The Fair Housing Act's Unfinished Business

In 2015, our quest for fair housing is far from finished. And the journey ahead will require the same level of principled fervor and determination that was amassed many years ago.

State of Black Homeownership: More Denials than Access to Mortgages

Why is Black homeownership shrinking?

For Black Homeowners, Great Recession Hasn't Receded

Most economists agree that the Great Recession, sparked by the housing market crash, officially ended in 2009, but the fallout from the crisis will continue to hurt Black families, especially Black homeowners, for decades to come, according to a new ...

Prince George's, D.C. Study Affordable Housing

After studies revealed that one-third of households in the Washington, D.C., that earn between 30 percent and 50 percent of the area's median income are spending more than half their incomes on rent, Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker and ...

D.C. Housing Expo Gets Rave Reviews

With a theme of "We are Housing ... We are Community," more than 3,000 people poured into the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Northwest last weekend for an annual event that draws continuously growing crowds.

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