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

Urban Institute

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

Image credit: Dawn Uhl-Zifilippo/WDET

About the Author

Quinn Klinefelter

Senior News Editor

I grab news in the morning, check the papers and the wires, call sources and take a big gulp of coffee. That’s how I start the day.

qklinefelter@wdet.org  

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