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Black households in the U.S. are 30% less likely to own their own home as compared to white households, and the racial homeownership gap continues to grow, especially with the additional economic pressure felt from COVID. Addressing these inequities is critical to our work as we serve the populations of Baltimore and central Maryland. On June 19th, we marked Juneteenth.
Last month, the Johns Hopkins campus chapter of Habitat Young Professionals hosted the first-ever “Beyond the Build” seminar event, which aims to highlight critical housing issues informed by the intersection of race, wealth, history, and socioeconomics. This spring’s seminar highlighted a local author and journalist, Lawrence Lanahan, and his work, “The Lines Between Us.”
Last month, Habitat Chesapeake staff, volunteers, AmeriCorps and HabiCorps members came together in the Woodbourne-McCabe neighborhood to clean up a lot located next to a Habitat home. The lot also sits alongside the Glenwood Life Recovery Garden, a plot where patients from the Glenwood Life program can grow flowers and vegetables for therapeutic benefits.