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Homeownership Among the Foreign-Born Population: 2011

Homeownership Among the Foreign-Born Population: 2011. American Community Survey Briefs, By Edward N. Trevelyan, Yesenia D. Acosta, and Patricia De La Cruz. Issued January 2013

  • “Homeownership is a goal shared by many residents of the United States, both native and foreign born, citizen and noncitizen. For immigrants in particular, making the transition from renter to homeowner represents a significant investment in the United States. With nearly 1 in 7 U.S. households headed by someone who is foreign born, decisions made by immigrants and their families to purchase a home can have a measurable impact on the U.S. housing market. The nation’s urban geography is increasingly shaped by these foreign-born households, bringing unique identities to cities and neighborhoods.”
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