Date of Award

Spring 2023

Degree Type

Capstone - Open Access

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



First Advisor

Sheila McAdams


Buying a house is a dream that many people want to achieve; for some families obtaining a house is synonymous with stability. It is a home sweet home. It is having the right place to see the kids grow and thrive with a secure education, health, a good neighborhood, work for their parents, and a way to build wealth. It is the space for families to become real families. For a long time in the United States, minorities have had to overcome many obstacles to achieve their dream of acquiring a home. Despite the fact that there are federal policies and programs to facilitate this for first-time buyers, the existing difficulties delay the possibility of being homeowners for many people. It is necessary to review and update the policies and programs to make more accessible the path to homeownership for this group and to help them reach their goal without having to sacrifice so much to achieve it.

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