Recently, UMBC’s Community Leadership graduate program director Sally Scott, co-authored a report, Overcoming Barriers to Homeownership in Baltimore City. The report analyzed if additional first-time homebuyer incentives and more flexibly underwritten loans could reverse declining rates of homeownership in Baltimore.

In today’s Industry Roundup, we take a closer look at this report. We also genetic ancestry, scaling up quantum computers, and a newly discovered South Pole Wall in deep space.

Homeownership Barriers in Baltimore City

Could additional first-time homebuyer incentives and more flexibly underwritten loans reverse declining rates of homeownership in Baltimore? The short answer: not alone.

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A Newly Discovered South Pole Wall

Scientists have discovered a gigantic South Pole Wall in deep space that stretches 1.4 billion light-years across.

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The Path of Genetic Ancestry

Traces of Native American ancestry have been found in the genomes of modern inhabitants of some Polynesian islands, suggesting that ancient islanders met and mixed with people from South America hundreds of years ago.

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Scaling up Quantum Computers

MIT researchers have figured out a potential way to scale up quantum computers by manufacturing and integrating artificial atoms to create the largest quantum chip ever created.

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