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For Immediate Release

Housing leaders, HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge to join in Cleveland for event on increasing Black homeownership


Andrea Nesby

On June 18, housing and civil rights leaders will formally announce the launch of a national initiative to increase Black homeownership. The Black Homeownership Collaborative is a coalition of over 100 organizations and individuals who have committed to creating 3 million net new Black homeowners by 2030. The Collaborative is led by a steering committee of housing and civil rights leaders, including the Mortgage Bankers Association, NAACP, National Association of REALTORS®, National Association of Real Estate Brokers, National Fair Housing Alliance, National Housing Conference, National Urban League, and Urban Institute.

The event will also feature remarks from HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge, as well as Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio). The event will close with two panel discussions with housing policy, finance experts and Collaborative members on details of the initiative.

WHEN: Friday, June 18
1 – 3 p.m. ET

WHERE: Cleveland State University Student Center
2121 Euclid Blvd.
Cleveland, OH 44115

This event will take place in person and be live streamed. Bookmark streaming page.


  • Marcia Fudge, Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio)
  • Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio)
  • Bob Broeksmit, President and CEO, Mortgage Bankers Association
  • David Dworkin, President and CEO, National Housing Conference
  • Lisa Rice, President and CEO, National Fair Housing Alliance
  • Cy Richardson, Senior Vice President for Programs, National Urban League
  • Danielle Sydnor, Cleveland Branch President, NAACP
  • and more

CONTACT: If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Nesby, marketing and communications manager at the National Housing Conference, at If you or anyone from your organization is planning to attend in person, please RSVP here.

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