Black Homeowners Disappearing Where Obama Got Start

Black Homeowners Disappearing Where Obama Got Start

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Homes are boarded-up with plywood in the Roseland neighborhood of Chicago, on Aug. 28, 2013. Almost one in 10 Roseland properties is vacant and the area’s homeownership rate fell to 57 percent in 2010 from 64 percent in 2000, according to the Woodstock Institute.