2021 Annual Housing Census Data Confirms Continued Increase in Latino Homeownership Rate but Gains Trailed the Overall Market

The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals® (NAHREP®) celebrates this week’s release of 2021 homeownership data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey/Housing Vacancy Survey. The data shows that Hispanic households saw an upward trajectory in 2021 despite facing one of the most difficult housing markets for first-time homebuyers in history.

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Before immigrating to the U.S., my dad was a teacher in Mexico. For the first few years he was here, he was working in the fields of Central California picking celery, hustling every day. He would do any random job he could get his hands on, from washing dishes and waiting tables to washing cars, until one day someone asked him if he knew how to cut trees. Of course, he said he was an expert and had been cutting trees all his life (he had never cut a tree in his life). He borrowed a truck from my uncle, rented equipment, and was at the lady’s house the next day ready to work and “figure it out”.