Efforts to close the historically large Black-white homeownership gap should consider the fact that many Black households are headed by immigrants, particularly in the Northeast, Texas, and Florida. In this talk, Sharon Cornelissen, a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center, will discuss findings from “Black Immigrant Homeownership: National Trends and the Case of Metro Boston,” a paper she co-authored with Daniel McCue and Raheem Hanifa. She will discuss the growing number of Black immigrant households, show which groups of Black immigrants have become homeowners, where they have done so, and explore how these trends are playing out in greater Boston. She will also discuss how policymakers might take the strengths and challenges of Black immigrants into account as they work to support and expand Black homeownership.
Joint Center for Housing Studies