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For Many Latinos, Homeownership – A Dream Difficult To Attain

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By Lisa S. Lenkiewicz
CTLatinoNews.com

Having a home of your own has always been key to achieving the American dream. But often, in the Latino community, the notion of buying a home remains just that–a faraway dream.

Taking the leap into the complicated process of applying for a mortgage can be intimidating for any potential homeowner, but it is especially so for native Spanish-speakers, noted Evelyn Branch, supervisor of the Home Ownership and Foreclosure Prevention Training program at the nonprofit Neighborhood Housing Services of New Britain, Inc.

Another reason Latinos struggle with home ownership, said Branch, is “many Hispanics lack what we call ‘credit readiness’ for a loan. They may …

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The Latino Voter: How Do I get One?


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The much talked about ‘Hispanic vote’, is really not ‘Hispanic’ at all. Yep, that elusive group that news shows, and politicians attempt to win over is not the ‘Hispanic vote’…and nor is it ‘Latino vote’ either. Nor is it the Chicano, Xicano, Latin, Mexican- American or any other term. In fact the ‘Hispanic vote’ is much broader than any one term can encompass.

So then what is it?

The ‘Hispanic Vote’ is in fact a broad swath of voters from a variety of backgrounds. There are Mexican-American voters (1st generation), Mexican-American voters (2nd generation), Honduran-American, Salvadoran-American, Venezuelan-American, Cuban-American, Chilean-American, and we can slice that population even further (such as

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