Hispanics accounted for the majority increase in U.S. homeownership

National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals | April 09, 2019

The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals released the 2018 State of Hispanic Homeownership Report on Tuesday at its Housing Policy & Hispanic Lending Conference. The annual report found that from 2008 to 2018, the Hispanic population was responsible for 81% of U.S. labor force growth, accounted for 39.6% of U.S. household formations and represented 62.7% of the increase in U.S. net homeownership.

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