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Assessment of the Pilot Projects of the Emerging Markets Homeownership Initiative.

The Emerging Markets Homeownership Initiative (EMHI) was launched as a collaborative effort to increase the number of homeowners among households of color. Currently EMHI is working with the mortgage and real estate industries, cities, and nonprofit organizations to close the homeownership gap between white households and households of color. To complement EMHI’s numerical tracking of changes in rates of homeownership, Becky Yust and Marilyn Bruin (Department of Design, Housing, and Apparel) will conduct a qualitative evaluation of the EMHI pilot projects selected to achieve the goal of 40,000 new homeowners by 2012. The pair will conduct focused interviews with pilot project staff members and with heads of household who they serve to identify strategies employed, barriers experienced, impacts on the lives and economic well-being of the households, and the development of social capital of the organizations. The outcomes of the research will assist in the development of future EMHI projects and public policies to facilitate homeownership.

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Edward Goetz Director, CURA (612) 624-8737