(Washington, DC) – On Monday, October 3 at 11 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser will be joined by the Black Homeownership Strike Force members as they present their recommendations to increase the number of Black homeowners in Washington, DC. Mayor Bowser created the strike force in June with the charge of providing recommendations for uses of a $10 million Black Homeownership Fund, included in Mayor Bowser’s Fair Shot budget, and other ways to increase homeownership for longtime Black residents and creating a goal for increasing the number of Black homeowners in DC by 2030.
The Mayor’s Fiscal Year 2023 Fair Shot budget includes $10 million for the new Black Homeownership Fund, a historic $444 million investment in the Housing Production Trust Fund, $26 million to help first time homebuyers with down payment assistance, $3 million to help 70 low-income homeowners fix and maintain their homes, and $1 million to assist multi-generational families with keeping their homes in the family.
Monday, October 3 at 11 am
Mayor Muriel Bowser
Anita Bonds, At-Large Councilmember, Chair of the Committee on Housing and Executive Administration
John Falcicchio, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development
Anita Cozart, Interim Director of the Office of Planning and Co-Chair of the Black Homeownership Strike Force
Rev. Graylan Scott Hagler, Senior Minister at Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ and Co-Chair of the Black Homeownership Strike Force
Rev. Thomas Bowen, Director of the Mayor’s Office of African American and Religious Affairs
Don Edwards, Chief Executive Officer & Principal, Justice & Sustainability Associates
Dr. Vanessa G. Perry, Housing Finance Policy Center, Urban Institute
Gerson Lanza, Artist
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