Nehemiah: Making the American Dream possible for first-time homeowners
SEPTEMBER 11, 2022 / 9:34 AM / CBS NEWS
On September 11th, CBS Sunday Morning/Ted Koppel featured East Brooklyn Congregations (EBC)/Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) Nehemiah Homeownership Project.
A program organized more than 40 years ago by East Brooklyn churches helped build a community within a destitute neighborhood, and has since enabled hundreds of first-time homeowners to build equity - and hope for the future.
In East Brooklyn, as in many parts of the country, African American and Latino families faced rampant discrimination getting affordable financing, or even where they could buy property.