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Continued: Housing recovery in Minnesota leaves minorities behind

  • Article by: ALEJANDRA MATOS , Star Tribune
  • Last update: May 9, 2013 - 1:41 PM

After nearly 20 years as a homeowner, Tracy moved out in October 2011.

In November 2012, she moved into Ebenezer, an apartment complex for senior citizens in Minneapolis. Tracy doubts she will ever be a homeowner in Minnesota again.

“It’s like a death,” Tracy said. “There is a mourning period — it’s a very dark period. Just today I called my friend and told her I feel like I’m two seconds away from crying.”

With a foreclosure on her credit record, Flores has also given up on the idea of owning a home. She now lives in an apartment in north Minneapolis with her two daughters, five nephews and nieces, sister-in-law, mother and husband.

“My niece says, ‘We live crammed like cockroaches, but at least we are happy,’ ” Flores said. “She’s right. At least we are together.”


Alejandra Matos • 612-673-4028 Twitter: @amatos12

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