What Factors Are Holding Back Black Homeownership?

Applying for a mortgage is one of the most important applications most will ever fill out in their lifetimes; getting denied because of simple omission can set the process back by weeks. According to a new report by Zillow, the rate at which Black applicants were denied mortgages is 84% higher than white applicants in 2020 (the latest year for which data is available). This is up from the 74% rate seen in 2019.

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