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2021 National Homeownership Month: Advancing Racial Equity in Homeownership


June 24, 2021 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT



HUD Celebrates National Homeownership Month 2021

June was National Homeownership Month (NHM), officially declared by Presidential Proclamation since 2002. During this month, HUD celebrates the benefits that homeownership brings to individuals and families across the nation. In addition, the Biden Administration has expressed its ongoing commitment to affordable, sustainable homeownership and work is underway to recognize and address the systemic racial equity issues that have historically excluded communities of color.

A number of events designed to educate and inform various stakeholders and consumers were hosted throughout the month to reinforce HUD's work in addressing COVID-19's impact on housing and the barriers that limit access to homeownership. Learn more about 2021 National Homeownership Month.

In this discussion, published June 24, 2021, participants heard national and local agency perspectives on what can be done to advance the dream of homeownership – and the security and wealth creation that comes with it – into a reality for more Americans. The following panelists were featured:

  • Seema Agnani - Executive Director, National Coalition for Asian Pacific Americans Community Development
  • Ray Carlisle - President and Co-Founder of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers, Investment Division and Second Honorary President of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers
  • Chris Herbert - Managing Director, Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University
  • Scott Olson - Executive Director, Community Home Lenders Association
  • Ivy Perez - Policy and Research Manager, Center for NYC Neighborhoods
  • Peter Torres - President, Mortgage Bankers of Association of Puerto Rico

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