Housing

Home Buying Experience Differs Among Races

The Norwalk Reflector: Home Buying Experience Differs Among Races


Blacks and Hispanics are much more likely than whites to have their mortgage application denied.

Does race really play a role in whether or not a person can obtain a mortgage? To some degree, it can – but not for the outwardly discriminatory reasons one might assume, according to real estate firm Zillow. Read more »

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Put Our Children First

School systems around the country are implementing new learning standards designed to ensure that all children graduate high school with the skills they need to be ready to succeed in college or careers.

2014 State of Black America

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2014 National Urban League Conference: Recap

2014 National Urban League Conference: Recap

New effort aims to teach benefits of bank accounts

Post Gazette: New effort aims to teach benefits of bank accounts

When she was growing up, Esther Bush said, the financial advice she got time and time again was to save her money and to buy a house.

Also good advice: open a bank account. Read more »

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Hispanics, blacks facing hurdles in homeownership

Post Gazette: Hispanics, blacks facing hurdles in homeownership
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Senate Confirms Rep. Watt to Lead FHFA

The U.S. Senate has voted to confirm Rep. Mel Watt (D-NC) to lead the Federal Housing Finance Agency by a vote of 57 to 41.

National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial issued the following statement applauding Rep. Watt's confirmation. Read more »

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Urban League Calls for Vote on Watt Nomination

Morial Calls for Up-or-Down Vote on Mel Watt Nomination as FHFA Head

National Urban League President Marc H. Morial sent a letter to 20 U.S. Senators calling for an up-or-down vote on the confirmation of Rep. Mel Watt as the Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). Read more »

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