By Tashi McQueen,
AFRO Political Writer,

The DC Housing Finance Agency commences its ‘The Baldwin DuBois Discussion Series: Equity Access and Social Transformation.’

On Feb. 1, from 9 to 11 a.m., the DC Housing Finance Agency (DCHFA) will kickoff a new discussion series focused on equity access and social transformation. The event will be held at DCHFA’s headquarters, located at 815 Florida Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20001. Throughout the year, DCHFA will host conversations for the community to learn from some of the best leaders throughout the D.C. area and around the country. 

Part one of the series will focus on preparing the next generation of emerging developers. The conversation will include information on D.C. real estate development, resources for success, how to craft a viable business and how Black professionals can bring about positive change to the real estate industry.

The event is free to attend and space is limited, but interested parties can RSVP at

Public Meeting of the Juvenile Justice Advisory Group

On Feb. 7 from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm, the Juvenile Justice Advisory Group (JJAG) will conduct a meeting for the advisory commission to Mayor Bowser and other government stakeholders. The meeting will focus on D.C. juvenile justice and delinquency prevention matters. JJAG advises the Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants through the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, ensuring the Mayor and other local systems meet the needs of D.C. youth.

Public meeting of the District of Columbia Stabilization and Reform Board

The D.C. Housing Authority’s Stabilization and Reform Board is hosting a public hearing on Feb. 8 at 1 p.m. The live stream can be viewed at: The D.C. Housing Authority’s Stabilization and Reform Board ensures the agency has the governing resources to improve our policies, processes, operations, finances, and overall agency effectiveness. The public is invited to speak at the hearing by signing up through boc_speaker.aspx

Tashi McQueen is a Report For America Corps Member.

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