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MPR News In Focus: How housing can shrink the racial wealth gap

MPR News In Focus: How housing can shrink the racial wealth gap

Income inequality is deepening in America. Economic gains in recent decades have been unevenly dispersed, with the vast majority of the wealth going to those already on top. Part of that discrepancy is rooted in the inability to buy property. Owning your own home is a key part of building wealth in the U.S., thanks to federal tax policy. But for many people of color, the door to home ownership has long been closed. In fact, Minnesota has one of the largest racial homeownership gaps in the country. Why is this, and what can be done to narrow the gap and set families of color on the road to solid housing and wealth creation?

Join MPR News host Angela Davis at noon on Wednesday, June 29, for “In Focus: How housing can shrink the racial wealth gap,” a free virtual discussion that tackles the racial wealth gap in Minnesota with panelists from across the state.

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