Wed. Dec 1st, 2021


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By Austin R. Cooper, Jr., Editor-in-Chief

Washington Informer, in partnership with the Center for Public Integrity, announces a year-long journalistic study to determine what factors are causing blacks and low-income residents, including seniors, in wards 7 and 8 to lose their homes; and explore resources to help residents save their homes.

Our House: Keeping Homes Black-Owned in DC’s Ward 7 and 8 is a year-long journalistic project that will feature a series of articles on gentrification, tax sales and foreclosure published in The Washington Informer, a weekly e-newsletter, community events, data reports and personal testimony from residents.

“I’m extremely excited to participate in this work that will address a critical issue – gentrification – that has played out across the district and how it is displacing residents east of the Anacostia River,” said Washington Informer Publisher Denise Rolark Barnes. “This project will provide a newsletter offering a one-stop source of gentrification information and resources available to help residents keep their homes,” Barnes added. “Data research and analysis provided by the CPI will provide added value to residents, community groups, politicians, elected officials and financial institutions that play critical roles in the conservation and gentrification of black neighborhoods.”

If this applies to you or someone you know, please contact us as you may have important information that can help us resolve this critical issue.


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