Do Immigrants Present Untapped Opportunity to Revitalize Communities?
New research from Welcoming Economies Global Network and Fiscal Policy Institute demonstrates that immigrants should be an important component of vacant and distressed housing revitalization.
This report and interactive tool show that immigrants have strong rates of potential home ownership in 23 target cities, and suggest that efforts that encourage homeownership and/or vacant property purchase could yield significant returns by targeting immigrant groups.
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How many immigrants in your city could buy and rehab an abandoned property?
|Immigrant Households (at least one adult was born in another country)
|Number of households potentially eligible to buy a home
|Rate of potential homeowners (per 1,000 households)
|Rate of potential homeowners (per 1,000 RENTER households)
|Annual Income Needed for Expenses to Be Under 27 Percent