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Locked Out: Keys to Homeownership Elude Many Working Families with Children

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Publication Date: March 2006

Publisher(s): Center for Housing Policy (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Barbara J. Lipman

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Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Social conditions (Housing)

Keywords: homeownership; working families

Type: Report

Abstract:

Barbara J. Lipman is the research director for the Center for Housing Policy. Despite national homeownership rates at or near all-time highs in recent years, the rate for working families with children was higher back in 1978 than in 2003. This report details this disturbing trend and also tracks how the homeownership gap between white and minority working families with children has widened over the past 25 years.