Allison Wainer
Research Assistant, The Food Lab, The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University.

Do Low-Income Families Build Wealth Through Homeownership?

April 9, 2019

The Issue:

The Federal Government promotes homeownership as a way to achieve the American Dream. One of the justifications for this long-standing policy is the belief that buying a house provides one of the few avenues for low-income families to accumulate wealth. The downturn in the housing market and the rise

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