A new report from researchers at Dartmouth College finds that Black homeowners face twice the risk of losing their homes as white homeowners. This is likely because their extended families lack sufficient wealth to help with their mortgage obligations. Generations of discriminatory policies and practices have blocked wealth building among Black families. These inequities are particularly concerning as more and more Americans face foreclosure or eviction during the pandemic. “Any kind of policies that can be designed around sustaining homeownership will benefit everybody, but particularly Black and brown people who are more at risk,” stated Gregory Sharp, a coauthor of the report.