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Building affordable houses for Black and African-American families

Forming an avenue for wealth creation

Our Means

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Thrive

Grow vigorously in wealth through asset acquisition

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Revive

Stability for our brothers and sisters most impacted by marginalization.

Dwell

Dwell

Maintain a permanent presence through economic ownership

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Our Vision

Being authentic in the spirit of the village, we will work for the collective well-being of the Black community across Washington State in helping to elevate the social and economic realities of Black/African American families.

Our Journey

  • Nov 9, 2019

    2005

    The Black American Initiative was started under the Communities of Concern Initiatives created by Catholic Communities Services of Western Washington.

  • Nov 9, 2019

    2009

    We merged the BAI with an existing organization The Washington Housing Equity Alliance to build and own the assets thus moving toward wealth creation.

  • Nov 9, 2019

    Now

    Then we merged with the First African American Methodist Episcopal Church of Seattle to hold the company and assets in trust for the Black/African-American community in Washington State.

  • Nov 9, 2019

    Future

    Plans have been submitted for a new 120-unit community living space, housing 12 studios, 35 single bedrooms, 49 two-bedrooms and 24 three-bedrooms for construction to commence in 2020!

Our Supporters

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