Racial Bias in Home Appraisals Investigated in 'Lowballed'

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After Paul Austin and Tenisha Tate-Austin got an appraisal on their Marin City house that seemed unusually low, they took down art and photos that identified them as Black and asked a white friend to pose as the homeowner with a new appraiser.  That appraisal came back nearly half-million dollars higher.  Stories like this led ABC7 race and culture reporter Julian Glover to investigate bias in home appraisals. His one and a half year investigation found widespread undervaluing of Black and Latino people’s homes nationwide.  We’ll talk to Julian Glover about his documentary, Lowballed.


Julian Glover, ABC7 news anchor and race & social justice reporter, executive producer of “Our America: Lowballed"

Paul Austin, Marin City homeowner featured in documentary, "Lowballed"

Julia Howard-Gibbon, Supervising Attorney with the Fair Housing Advocates of Northern California

Dominique Curtis, licensed residential appraiser and realtor