Coalition seeks to increase Black homeownership in Las Vegas

Make Homes Possible Press Conference
Posted at 8:22 AM, Feb 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-10 02:53:55-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — There is a significant homeownership gap between Black and white families across the United States and in Southern Nevada, according to the U.S. Census.

Tech-based real estate company Homie, community organizers and Las Vegas leaders are launching the Coalition to Make Homes Possible.

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Its mission is to empower 25,000 families with the resources to buy a home over the next 10 years. That includes down payment assistance, financial coaching and credit repair.

The coalition says it plans to hold regular educational events, virtually and in person, as appropriate.

The first event will be an online "Master Class on Building Black Wealth with Homeownership" on Saturday, Feb. 27, 10 a.m. to noon.

Participants will learn the ABCs of homeownership and how to access up to $25,000 in down-payment assistance funding, housing counseling, and other resources to create a personalized plan to buy a home.

Residents can register for the webinar or learn more at MakeHomesPossible.org.