The housing industry is combating a variety of factors that are holding back growth ranging from a shortage of construction workers to a lack of available land for new homes.
By Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press
Lower interest rates can save money on monthly mortgage payments, but other financial hurdles could still keep millennials from becoming homeowners.
By Gretchen Frazee
Ten years since the economic recession, lending has returned for many Americans. Yet the gap between white and black homeownership is wider now than it was in 1960, with signs of modern-day redlining showing up across the country. Special correspondent…
Sherry Riva thinks the key to lifting people out of poverty is helping them build savings and assets, such as a home or business.
By Larisa Epatko
By Teresa Ghilarducci
Whether your home is an investment or merely a place to live is a debate that’s heated up since the subprime-mortgage disaster of the early 2000s.
By Simone Pathe
Average wealth in America has grown over the past 50 years, but not at the same rate for everyone. Wealth gaps, especially between whites and non-whites, are growing. In 2013, the average white family had seven times the wealth of…
The nation's unemployment rate held steady at 9.7 percent in February, but jobless rates for blacks and Latinos remain high. Judy Woodruff talks to two financial and policy experts about the disparity.
In the latest in a series of reports making sense of the economy, NewsHour economics correspondent Paul Solman examines the ongoing foreclosure crisis.
As near-daily reports of housing woes -- from lenders and homebuyers alike -- grip the United States, community-based programs around the country are continuing the slow work of trying to encourage responsible asset building for lower-income workers.
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