Homeownership can be a key wealth-building tool, but evidence shows that racism embedded in home price appreciation restricts the ability of Black homeowners to build wealth. This study analyzes Atlanta home sale data showing both racial and income characteristics influenced home price appreciation from before the height of the housing boom to the postcrisis recovery. The authors argue this appreciation gap demonstrates how homeownership under racial capitalism doesn’t benefit Black and white people equally.
Published by Oklahoma Coalition for Affordable Housing
The vision of OCAH: That all Oklahomans have the opportunity to live in safe, healthy and affordable homes. Our Mission: To lead the movement to ensure that all residents of the state of Oklahoma flourish in safe, affordable homes and to help communities develop safe and affordable housing options for all of their residents. We reach our mission through advocacy, education and practical training to foster the production and maintenance of affordable housing throughout the state. View all posts by Oklahoma Coalition for Affordable Housing