Study Finds Dramatic Drop in Percentage of Blacks Who Own Homes in Michigan

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A study by the DC-based Urban Institute finds that Michigan had the biggest drop in the percentage of African American homeowners of any state in the U.S. Detroit used to boast one of the highest rates of black homeownership before the foreclosure crisis.

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A newly-released study finds that the percentage of African Americans who own their own home dropped more in Michigan than in any other state.

The report, by the Washington, D.C.-based Urban Institute, notes that there used to be more African American homeowners in Detroit than almost anywhere else in the country.

 

But the co-author of the study, researcher Carl Hedman, says the foreclosure crisis changed the equation drastically.

 

Click on the audio link above to hear the full interview with Carl Hedman


Quinn Klinefelter, Senior News Editor

Quinn Klinefelter is a Senior News Editor at 101.9 WDET. In 1996, he was literally on top of the news when he interviewed then-Senator Bob Dole about his presidential campaign and stepped on his feet.

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