New Study Shows Low-Level Contact with the Criminal Justice System Negatively Impacts First Time Home Buyers
Date:  02-01-2021

More research is needed to find solution to problem
From ABC13:

A new study from Rice University is showing just how much of an impact contact with the criminal justice system can have on homeownership, and we're not just talking about felony convictions.

The research is still being done, but what Rice University Assistant Sociology Professor Brielle Bryan found is that even people who have low-level contact with the criminal justice system are falling behind in homeownership.

You might expect to see that if it's someone who has been convicted of a crime and went to prison, but the research shows even those who may have been arrested but never served time are also negatively impacted when it comes to buying their first home and even keeping that home long term. Continue Reading >>>