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Give All Creditworthy Borrowers Mortgage Loans, Regardless of Race

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Nikitra Bailey | American Banker
Nikitra Bailey

As Black History Month observances continue throughout the nation, now is an apt time to revisit the unmet housing finance challenges that affect African-Americans, other consumers of color and low-income whites. While many consumers have felt an economic recovery, many others remain locked out of homeownership and the resulting opportunity to build wealth through home equity. In order to open up homeownership opportunities to those left behind, public policies must address the impact of mortgage discrimination by promoting robust mortgage lending to all creditworthy borrowers.