The Nation’s Housing Recovery is Leaving Blacks Behind – Washington Post


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SOUTH DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — When the new subdivisions were rising everywhere here in the 1990s and early 2000s, with hundreds and hundreds of fine homes on one-acre lots carved out of the Georgia forest, the price divide between this part of De­Kalb County and the northern part wasn’t so vast.

Now, a house that looks otherwise identical in South DeKalb, on the edge of Atlanta, might sell for half what it would in North DeKalb.

The difference has widened over the years of the housing boom, bust, and recovery, and Wayne Early can’t explain it.The people here make good money, he says. They have good jobs. Their homes are built of the same sturdy brick. Early, an economic development consultant and real estate

The people here make good money, he says. They have good jobs. Their homes are built of the same sturdy brick.

Early, an economic development consultant and real estate agent, can identify only one obvious difference that makes property here worth so much less.

These folks are Black

Get the lowdown here. –> The nation’s housing recovery is leaving blacks behind – Washington Post

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