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Black Americans, Share Your Stories About Today's Housing Market

Whether it's a story of triumph or defeat, we want to know your experience as a Black American.

The most crucial part of building generational wealth in America is land ownership.

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Unfortunately, for most of America's history, Black people have had to jump through endless hoops and hurdles just to get a piece of land.

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According to Statista, homeownership among Black Americans is the lowest of any race, sitting at 45%. Meanwhile, the US average is 68%, and non-Latino white Americans are at 74%.

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Historically, practices like redlining have hindered the ability of Black Americans to purchase homes.

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Other practices, like predatory lending, are still common today.

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Because of these challenges, it's more likely for Black Americans to rent. But even renting a home has its challenges.

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If you're a Black American, and you have a story to tell about your home buying or renting experience, we want to hear about it!

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Please share your story using this Google form or in the comments section below, and you could be featured in a BuzzFeed Community post.