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  • Inaugural Round of Down Payment Grants Issued by OWN IT: Building Black Wealth, March 1, 2022

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“We’re making history right now.” Groundbreaking Black homeownership program welcomes first homeowner
Madison 365, By David Dahmer – Apr 20, 2022
the “Own It: Building Black Wealth” team, who along with staff at One City Schools and community supporters celebrated a historic moment on Tuesday afternoon — the closing on a house for the first-time homebuyer Kelsey Glavee, a speech-language pathologist at One City Schools. It was a very emotional event at One City Schools in Monona as Glavee became the first-ever recipient of a $15,000 grant as part of a new program and down payment fund administered in partnership with One City Schools.

“Own It: Building Black Wealth” invests $105K to help seven local families buy homes
Madison 365, By David Dahmer – March 1, 2022
Seven Madison-area families will be receiving a $15,000 grant to put toward the purchase of their first home in 2022, OWN IT: Building Black Wealth announced on Tuesday, as the organization is issuing its inaugural round of grants as part of a new program and down payment fund administered in partnership with One City Schools.

Ambitious “Own it: Building Black Wealth” program launches to spur Black home ownership in Madison
Madison 365, By David Dahmer – April 8, 2021
The OWN IT Down Payment Fund aims to provide access to funds for first-time homebuyers without restrictions that make it hard for buyers to compete and get to the closing table…

‘OWN IT: Building Black Wealth’ aims to remedy racial wealth disparities within Madison homeownership
Cap Times, By Cameron Cieszki – June 21, 2021
“What most people don’t understand is that there are policies and practices still in place today creating harmful barriers to homeownership for families of color,” said Tiffany Malone.