Press Release

For Immediate Release – June 16, 2009 

WCVI to Release White Paper on Latinos and the Housing Crisis

Press Conference Call Scheduled for 10a PST, Thursday, June 18, 2009  

Contact: Steven Ochoa, 323-222-2217, 

LOS ANGELES – The William C. Velasquez Institute (WCVI) will be releasing its latest White Paper, focusing on the current Housing Crisis this Thursday, June 18, 2009, 10a Pacific Time.

Entitled “The End of the American Dream for Blacks and Latinos: How the Home Mortgage Crisis is Destroying Black and Latino Wealth, Jeopardizing America’s Future Prosperity and How to Fix It,” the research paper examines the role of discriminatory targeting practices and presents a policy proposal to end the crisis while keeping people in their homes and laying the groundwork for rebuilding America’s middle class. 

“The American Economy, left unchecked, is poised to destroy the American dream of home ownership for a generation of Americans, disproportionately Latino and Black homeowners,” said WCVI President Antonio Gonzalez. “If action is not taken immediately, America will be destroying, rather than creating, wealth and the country’s middle class.”   

WCVI will be hosting a conference call to discuss the papers’ findings on Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 10a PST. 

Call-in information:

Dial-in Number: (712) 432-1620

Access Code: 499133#


  • WCVI President Antonio Gonzalez
  • Briefing by White paper authors Dr. Raul Hinojosa, Albert Jacquez, and Dr. Paule Cruz Takash 

Please RSVP via email to Steven Ochoa at    

About WCVI

The William C. Velásquez Institute (WCVI) is a tax-exempt, non-profit, non-partisan public policy analysis organization chartered in 1985. The purpose of WCVI is to: conduct research aimed at improving the level of political and economic participation in Latino and other underrepresented communities; To provide information to Latino leaders relevant to the needs of their constituents; To inform the Latino leadership and public about the impact of public policies on Latinos; To inform the Latino leadership and public about political opinions and behavior of Latinos.


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