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Rakesh Kochhar, Ana Gonzalez-Barrera, and Daniel Dockterman, Pew Hispanic Center
The recent decline in the homeownership rate has been less pronounced among immigrant householders than among natives. The explanation appears to lie in the fact that, among other things, the typical immigrant in 2008 had spent more years in the U.S. and was more likely to be a U.S. citizen than was the typical immigrant in 1995--factors strongly associated with higher rates of homeownership.
Describes the principal barriers to Latino homeownership, discusses findings from recent research and experience regarding closing the homeownership gap between Latinos and Whites. Concludes by laying out a strategy for increasing the Hispanic homeownership rate.