Finally, the issue of homeownership has become a platform talking point in this year’s presidential debate. Yesterday, one of the candidates running for President spoke out about the importance of homeownership in America.
Hillary Clinton detailed a new economic agenda yesterday. In announcing her new agenda, she remarked:
“Homeownership is about more than just owning a home. It is about putting roots down in a community with better schools, safer streets and good jobs. And it is about building wealth, as homeowners build equity in their home one mortgage payment at a time”.
According to Clinton’s campaign: “47% of Latino households own a home, compared to the homeownership rate among white households, which stands at 72%.”
Like Clinton’s campaign states:
“We must make sure that everyone has a fair shot at homeownership,”
This post isn’t political!
It doesn’t matter that it was Clinton who said it first. It doesn’t matter that she is a Democrat.
What matters is that EVERY candidate for our country’s highest office realizes the important role homeownership plays in the development of our nation.
The fact that homeownership was finally brought to the forefront of the debate is great news – no matter which way you lean politically.