Homeownership just a dream for many households in the state and region American Community SurveyThis graph depicts the percentage of home owners, by race. ■ Mary Ann Morris / Editor Most families’ primary source of wealth is their home, so homeownership is vital to achieving prosperity and passing it on to future generations, especially for minority and low-income households. It’s all part of the American Dream. According to the 2017 Prosperity Now Scorecard, conditions have stabilized for current homeowners, but stagnant homeownership rates demonstrate that states have failed to open pathways for potential new owners. And the fact that median incomes are not rising in proportion to the increases in home

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