Owning a home is still a part of the classic, old-school American dream — but for many, it’s a whole lot more than that. It represents freedom, pride, and most critically, financial security. And for Black women in particular, it’s also about setting a new precedent for what a “homeowner” even looks like.
“Homeownership is how Americans build wealth,” says Keosha Burns, Vice President of Public Relations at Chase. “Black Americans, who haven’t always had access to resources or capital, were largely left out of that.” That gap in generational wealth is one reason Burns has committed herself to making homeownership more accessible than ever for millennials, women of color, and first-time home buyers — and the primary reason Chase has partnered with Essence to spark conversation around race and wealth… Read Reminder of this article