SCOTUS rules government can’t take more than what’s owed from property owners. Learn what states need to do to reform their unconstitutional laws.

Vulnerable Communities Hurt by Home Equity Theft 

Home equity theft is unconstitutional, but it remains on the books in some states.

We took a closer look at the communities that home equity theft harms. We found that the most-impacted communities (indicated by red stars on the map) typically have high unemployment rates, low incomes, less education, and predominantly black and Hispanic populations. (See Appendix: The Data for more information on the data and analysis.)

Map Instructions

  • To zoom, either scroll up over the map area of interest or use the zoom adjustments on the map hover menu on the left side while clicking on the map to recenter.
  • To reset the zoom, click on the home icon on the map hover menu.
  • To select the tract you would like more information on, click on the area. Then click on the chart tab for the data. Up to 20 tracts can be displayed in the chart tab at a time.
  • To select multiple tracts, hold CTRL while you click on individual tracts or use the rectangular, radial, or lasso selection tools on the map hover menu on the left side.
  • To reset selection, click outside the tracts.