(CNN) As a child, Robin Rue Simmons didn’t know the Evanston neighborhood she called home was an area where Black families were once forced to live. Rue Simmons grew up just north of Chicago in Evanston’s 5th Ward, where banks refused to give mortgage loans to Black families until 1969.

Weekly jobless claims drop 20,000 to 192,000 Continuing claims decrease 29,000 to 1.684 million Single-family housing starts increase 1.1% in February Import prices fall 0.1%; down 1.1% on year-on . . .

This is the third installment in a series of blog posts on racial inequality produced by the Office of Economic Policy.  The other posts can be found at these links:  1. Racial Inequality in the United States, 2. Racial Differences in Economic Security: The Racial Wealth Gap In this blog post we discuss the stark […]

U.S. Rep. Becca Balint, D-Vermont, leaves after touring and visiting with a resident at Zephyr Place in Williston on Wednesday, January 18, 2023. Photo by Glenn Russell/VTDigger U.S. Rep. Becca Balint, D-Vt., visited Zephyr Place, a new affordable housing complex in Williston on Wednesday, in her first public appearance in Vermont since

After hosting a series of events last year exploring the impact of redlining in the Dayton region, University of Dayton faculty, staff and students will continue the conversation on housing justice during the second Imagining Community symposium Feb. 16-18. Imagining Community: Housing Justice and Flourishing Neighborhoods will feature art exhibits, workshops, panels and presentations exploring […]

Jan 12 (Reuters) – The United States on Thursday filed a lawsuit against City National Bank, a unit of Royal Bank of Canada (RY.TO), under the federal Fair Housing Act. The lawsuit was filed with the federal . . .

CNN  —  Krista Johnson gets anxious when she thinks about the rising cost of gas, food and housing as she prepares to give birth to her daughter, who is due in August. Johnson said she’s been trying to save money by cooking more . . .

Habitat for Humanity Portland Region volunteers help frame homes in Portland’s Cully neighborhood. courtesy of Habitat for Humanity Portland Region The Portland chapter of Habitat for Humanity is helping address the housing crisis by building more affordable housing, repairing existing homes and helping Black families achieve home ownership in the metro area. The . . […]

Housing inequity has made it more difficult for people of color, especially Black Americans, to own their own homes – and the problem is only getting worse. In 1960, White Americans had homeownership rates 26% higher than Black Americans. That gap has grown to 29.4%. Furthermore, redlining continues to affect financial opportunities and community services […]

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