“Shifting the Paradigm Through Equity and Access” will be the theme as the Black Coalition for Housing hosts the 2023 Black Developers Housing Summit in Memphis March 9-11.
The summit is open to prepared and skilled real estate developers, who are ready to access opportunities that address housing and development challenges in Black and minority communities. It is set for the Hilton Hotel located at 939 Ridge Lake Blvd.
Rasheedah Jones, the Tennessee managing director for the Black Coalition for Housing, worked to bring the summit to her hometown after seeing the disproportionate number of people of color in the development industry.
“We cannot continue to wait for others to bring forward solutions that help our communities, we must be at the table and be prepared to be the solution we need,” said Jones.
“More often than not development in communities of color results in gentrification that pushes the individuals already living there out with exorbitant pricing which changes the face of the community all for economic gain. Our people deserve better.”
The 2023 Black Developers Housing Summit seeks to synergize black and minority developers at every stage of their real estate development business journey. It will offer collective technical support, education, and the sharing of lived experience to scale, grow and expose others to the next level.
Information and resources also will be presented to “bring forward solutions that restore communities, allow residents to engage in the rehabilitation of their own neighborhoods, and support development that ultimately bridges the wealth gap.” Topics to be addressed include foundations of development, resources, feasibility and understanding capital stack, and community partnerships, and more will be addressed.
Sponsorships for the 2023 Black Developers Housing Summit are still available.
For more information and to register, visit www.blackhousingsummit.com.