Muriel Bowser, Mayor of the District of Columbia, speaks before the American Federation of Government Employees in Washington, D.C. on February 8, 2015.

This post was originally published on The Washington Informer

By James Wright Jr.

The Bowser Administration released a report authored by the Black Homeownership Strike Force on Oct. 3 that details the problems Black Washingtonians have buying a home and the recommendations that should be implemented to rectify the problem.

The report offered 10 recommendations to better assist Black residents to achieve homeownership in the District. The goal of the Strike Force and Bowser administration: to have 20,000 new Black homeowners in the District by 2030.

The 22-member committee included: D.C. Councilmember Anita Bonds (D-At Large); Babatunde Oloyede, president and CEO of Marshall Heights Community Development Organization; Drew Hubbard, interim director of the D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development; Brenda Donald, executive director of the District of Columbia Housing Authority; and co-chairs, the Rev. Graylan Hagler and Anita Cozart, interim director of the D.C. Office of Planning. 

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