The National Credit Union Administration is hosting a webinar on homeownership, the wealth gap, and bias in home appraisals beginning at 2 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, October 27.
The 90-minute webinar will feature NCUA Chairman Todd M. Harper and other distinguished speakers from the NCUA, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, NeighborWorks America, National Urban League, Freddie Mac, and the Urban Institute. The webinar will highlight how systemic and institutionalized discrimination in the U.S housing system has created a wide wealth gap between races. Experts will share strategies on closing the homeownership gap and eliminating appraisal bias, due to its direct impact on wealth accumulation for minority homeowners. The broadcast will also explore the collaborative efforts of federal agencies and other stakeholders to initiate valuation and housing policy reforms for more equitable outcomes in communities of color.
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