WASHINGTON (7News) — D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced new efforts Wednesday to help Black Washingtonians prepare for homeownership, including an upcoming Black homeownership workshop and resource fair.
The workshop fair is set for Saturday at 10 a.m. at the at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. The efforts will focus on connecting residents to the programs that exist in the District, Bowser's office said.
During the event, Bowser also awarded certificates to recent attendees of the Home Purchase Assistance Program pre-purchase orientation.
Watch Wednesday's press conference below:
The event will be hosted by the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED), the Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking (DISB), and the Mayor’s Office on African American Affairs and will include opportunities to speak with financial counselors, realtors, home appraisers, and other real estate professionals.
The workshop has been designed to help people at different points in their homeownership journey, Bowser's office said.
“For every family that comes to a workshop and utilizes DC’s homeownership tools, that’s one more family that will call DC home for decades and will create generational wealth,” said Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development John Falcicchio. “What our housing agencies partners are offering is not simply a course and a certificate, but a fair shot and a pathway to the middle class and beyond.”
Register for Saturday’s Black Homeownership Workshop HERE.
To learn more about the Black Homeownership Workshop Series and other housing resources, click here.