Tag Archives: homeownership
As the University of California, Berkeley contemplates large-scale master planning and development of the Berkeley Global Campus at Richmond, both the University and Richmond are poised for unprecedented growth. The city is one of the last affordable communities in the … Continue reading
The Sustainable Community Investment Fund raises home values in the wake of the foreclosure crisis. I spoke to Joe Recchie about what the Fund is working on in Eastmoor, a suburb of Columbus, Ohio
It’s one of the greatest conundrums of our times– How can we shrink economic inequality? john powell of UC Berkeley’s Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society shares his insights.
Last year, we shared Richmond, California’s innovative approach to quelling its foreclosure crisis: using eminent domain to protect homeowners from banks. The concept has since been backed by UC Berkeley’s Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society and attracted the interest … Continue reading
The wealth gap is becoming a wealth chasm. How do homeownership opportunities contribute to economic equity? Plus, we share updates on banks’ settlements.
African American home ownership is good for America. They key, however, is fair lending and high-quality housing
A new study lays bare a disturbing effect of housing opportunity inequity: the wealth gap between black and white households in America is widening. The study, out of Brandeis University’s Institute on Assets and Social Policy (IASP), tracked Americans from … Continue reading
What happens when banks walk away from the foreclosure process? When banks decide not to pursue foreclosure, they often neglect to tell the party who’s most concerned– namely, the homeowner who may have already left her house and community.