Closing the Gap of Black Homeownership

Systemic discrimination, predatory lending practices and unfair housing policies have depressed black home ownership rates across the country.

While the homeownership rate amongst white communities was 72.2% in 2020, black homeownership rates were just 43.3%, according to the U.S. Census. This is a gap that has continued to widen since the 1960’s.

You can all be a part of the solution to make equal access to housing a reality. 

Join our work, as we partner with communities in Dutchess County.

Through this initiative Habitat is repairing the legacy of systemic discrimination in our local housing system, while advocating for better housing policies that will shape our community’s future.

If you are interested in becoming a partner with us, would like to provide space for public service announcements in print or broadcast media, or you offer a service that may be a good fit for the Habitat for Humanity of Dutchess County Advancing Black Homeownership Initiative, please contact our Advancing Black Homeownership Program Manager Arlette Murrain at 845-297-0806 option 0 or

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