Tag: Housing

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge

HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge Says Student Loan Debt Is a Major Hurdle for Black Homeownership

Black Americans are saddled with an overwhelming majority of the nation’s $1.7 trillion student debt — and according to Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia Fudge, that debt is one of the key factors preventing Black Americans from buying and owning their own home. Business Insider’s Ayelet…

Black homeownership grows

Home Ownership Among Black Americans Increased Significantly in 2020 — But Rates Still Lag Dramatically Behind Whites

While the COVID-19 pandemic struck all Americans, Black men and women took the biggest hit, suffering greater levels of unemployment, poverty, food insecurity and even death from the virus than other races. But while all this was happening, something interesting and unexpected took place as well — homeownership for Blacks,…

Reparations for Blacks

Evanston, Illinois Passes Country’s First-Ever Reparations Program for Black Residents

As we reported previously, Evanston, Illinois recently became the first city in the nation to propose a reparations program for its Black residents. And now that proposal has passed and will go into effect later this year. According to Mark Guarino of The Washington Post, “The nation’s first government reparations…

LGBTQ housing

Housing Discrimination Against LGBTQ Individuals Now Officially Illegal in the United States

In a historic first, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has confirmed that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Americans will now be protected against housing discrimination under the Fair Housing Act. “In other words: it’s [now] illegal to deny someone housing for being LGBTQ,” said Nick Seip…

Kaiser Permanente: Improving Health Through Stable Housing

Originally Published by Kaiser Permanente. Three miles from Kaiser Permanente’s national headquarters, an apartment building in a diverse neighborhood has provided affordable housing to residents of Oakland’s San Antonio neighborhood for years. Kaiser Permanente recently announced that its first impact investment of $5.2 million from its $200 million Thriving Communities…