KEYS UNLOCK DREAMS

ABOUT US

Because the only thing better than a dream is a dream realized.

We have the Keys you need to unlock the door to Homeownership. Not only do we have resources to help expand homeownership access, but we have tools to help people maintain their homeownership status and build inter-generational wealth. All you need to do is take the Keys and open the door.

Keys Unlock Dreams is a nationwide initiative, sponsored by the National Fair Housing Alliance and Urban Institute, designed to provide consumers with the resources and expert information they need to make homeownership a reality.

COMPONENTS OF

KEYS UNLOCK DREAMS INITIATIVE

Today’s housing and financial markets have not served everyone well. What’s more – the neighborhoods where we live are not fair and equitable. Some communities are enriched with resources, like bank branches, healthcare facilities, well-resourced schools, healthy food centers, green spaces, and other important amenities. Unfortunately, other neighborhoods, largely communities of color and urban and rural areas, lack these critical resources. Many areas lack affordable housing options. But we’re changing that through the Keys Unlock Dreams Initiative.

Here are the components of our Initiative:

Research

All neighborhoods should have access to prosperity and opportunity. Check out the critical research we’ve conducted with the Urban Institute, Zillow, and other partners to provide solutions to expand this vision.

 

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Advocacy & Policy

Unjust and race-based policies created uneven landscapes and inequitable foundations. Find all the tools and resources that help elected officials and government leaders adopt justice-based policies that benefit all communities.

 

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Products & Programs

Keys Unlock Dreams promotes programs and products supporting sustainable mortgages for affordable housing. It also advances programs that create sustainable inclusive communities.

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Education & Outreach

The Keys Unlock Dreams Initiative connects consumers and other stakeholders with important resources and events to educate people about fair housing and fair credit opportunities to create vibrant, inclusive communities.

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Building Partnerships

No plan can succeed without the support of committed partners and friends. The Keys Unlock Dreams Initiative brings together a wide range of stakeholders to ensure we reach our goals. Learn more about our partners.

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OUR GOALS

The Keys Unlock Dreams Initiative (KUDI) is a nationwide effort led by the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) designed to achieve five major goals:

1.
Remove Structural Barriers That Perpetuate Racial Inequality
2.
Expand Affordable and Fair Housing Options
3.
Prevent an Unbalanced Recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic
4.
Empower Consumers and Stakeholders with Critical Information and Resources
5.
Help Close the Racial Wealth and Homeownership Gap in the United States
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OUR VISION

We are dreaming big! 

Our goals are lofty, but with the help of our numerous partners and supporters, they are within reach.

 

We are dreaming big! 

Our goals are lofty, but with the help of our numerous partners and supporters, they are within reach.

 

3,000,000

Net New Black Homeowners by 2030

50%

Latino Homeownership Rate by 2024

Opportunity

Make Every Neighborhood a Place of Opportunity

ABOUT

NATIONAL FAIR HOUSING ALLIANCE

The National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) is the country’s only national civil rights organization dedicated solely to eliminating all forms of housing and lending discrimination and ensuring equal opportunities for all people. Through its homeownership, credit access, tech equity, education, member services, public policy, community development, and enforcement initiatives, NFHA works to dismantle longstanding barriers to equity and build diverse, inclusive, well-resourced communities.

 

NFHA is also the trade association for fair housing groups throughout the nation.  Click here to find a fair housing center near you. 

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