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|Black Homeownership: The New School Black Power Movement|
|Written by Roy Primm|
|Tuesday, 23 January 2007|
The statistics continue to stagger the imagination. Blacks continue to
lag behind other races when it comes to home ownership. According to
the latest U.S Housing And Urban Development research 68% of Whites own
their own homes, 52% of Hispanics and 43% of Blacks.|
Helping Afro-Americans own more homes is a passion of mine. In fact, I spend most of my waking hours researching, digging and distributing information to Afro-Americans on how they can get and keep a home.
Homeownership is the foundation of every community. In fact, the number of homeowners contained in a community often determines the communities stability.
A homeowner equals economic stability and roots. Stable neighborhoods attract businesses, jobs and educational opportunities no amount of marching, protest or rioting ever could. That's why I work so hard to inspire black people to save, improve their credit and buy a home, whatever it takes.
I truly feel homeownership is the "New School Black Power Movement". What I mean is the Federal Government has an abundance of programs, grants, low cost loans and other perks for minority homeowners. They know the benefit of homeownership. They know the only way to stabilize blighted urban areas of our country is to encourage, stimulate and help more people to buy homes.
As I write this, Congress is preparing over 93 new Bills benefiting homeowners in the next few years. Many targeted to minority and low income homeowners. If you get nothing else from reading this message understand a multitude of housing advocates continue to work overtime to create more homeowners. The next one could be you.
So, prepare yourself to take advantage of the programs that exist now and the ones that are coming down the pike.
Here Are Specific Ways To Prepare Yourself For Homeownership:
bad do you want to be a homeowner? With all the suggestions in this
message, this final point usually separates the players from the fakers.