Black

Homeownership

Project

Equity. Pride. Freedom.

About

Closing the Racial Wealth Gap

New York City has lost thousands of Black homeowners over the last decade, and could lose even more as the economic devastation caused by the coronavirus pandemic accelerates.

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Ideas

Down Payment Assistance Navigator

A digital tool for homebuyers and counselors that brings together downpayment assistance resources

Matched Savings

Building the financial capability of both aspiring and existing homeowners by matching savings

Tenant Opportunity to Purchase

Organizing tenants to purchase multi-family buildings

Estate Planning

Increasing education about and funding for estate planning for low-to-moderate income homeowners

Small Landlord Services

Education, guidance, and maintenance help for landlords of 1-4 unit buildings

Brought to you by:

Center for NYC Neighborhoods

Since 2008, Center for NYC Neighborhoods has been helping homeowners at risk of foreclosure in New York City and throughout the state stay in their homes. In the years since the foreclosure crisis, we’ve expanded the scope of our work to provide a wider range of services, such as FloodHelpNY.org and HomeFix, researched the biggest issues affecting homeowners, and advocated for policies to preserve and protect affordable homeownership.

In 2019, the Center developed the Equitable Homeownership Blueprint: A Blueprint For Thriving Neighborhoods - a set of principles and proposals to expand healthy, sustainable, and affordable homeownership to New York's working families, to reverse decades of discrimination and exclusion against the city's Black and brown communities, and to begin to narrow the racial homeownership and wealth gaps.

Staff

The Black Homeownership Project (BHP) is driven by interdisciplinary teams with members and leaders from across the organization, and incorporates practices of research justice with the goal of challenging power dynamics in research.

Ivy Perez

Salima Etoka

Sarah Brown

Evelyn Carmack

Viviana Chan

Todd Baker

Chris Sevigny

Randy Reed

Kevin Wolfe

Eddie Lau

Rachel Elmkies

Leo Goldberg

John Baker

Caitlin Valley

Acacia Edmondson

Jovan Ellis

Will Innes

Website Credits

Font by Vocal Type Co.

Designed by Radish Labs

Built by Center for NYC Neighborhoods

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