NAACP to launch homeownership effort Saturday

Real Estate Watch

September 02, 2001

The Baltimore branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People kicks off the second year of its Homeownership and Business Initiative with a reception Saturday.

As part of the initiative, the NAACP Baltimore chapter and Bank of America will sponsor six free homebuyer workshops throughout the year, offering information and technical assistance to potential first-time homeowners.

The NAACP chapter has also partnered with Coppin State College to hold the Small Business Workshop Series at the campus. The series includes five weeks of free seminars for entrepreneurs to develop business plans, find small business resources and find funding sources for their ventures.

The NAACP runs similar initiatives in 15 other cities across the country, but Baltimore led the cities in the number of new homeowners that the program generated, according to an NAACP spokesman. Last year, 260 people attended both sets of workshops.

The free reception will be held at the NAACP's branch office at 8 W. 26th St. from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, call 410-366-2059.

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