Why Black home ownership gap is growing — and will continue to do so

This story is the second in a regular series that examines the challenges Americans face as they try to buy starter homes.

At age 60, Sonia McGhee still dreams of becoming a homeowner.  

Not having been able to buy a home earlier has cost her a lot.

“You have nothing to leave behind for your family. There was no place where I could go and mark my kids’ heights. I couldn’t do that because it was not my house,” she says. “So it’s like, you can’t create memories and be able to go back and say, ‘oh, this is our childhood home’.”


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