To help low-to-moderate income individuals and families who are victims of owner-occupied foreclosure in Washington, D.C.
Who We Are:
Benjamin Banneker Development Corporation (BBDC) is a non-profit organization, established 25 years ago, to help improve the community through affordable housing initiatives in the District of Columbia. Since its inception, BBDC has assisted countless D.C. homeowners facing uncertain housing futures through a variety of programs and initiatives. Today, BBDC is further expanding our impact in the District by joining the fight against foreclosure to assist low-to-moderate income families by providing them the resources to keep their homes.
In this time of COVID-19 with unemployment rates rising, BBDC recognizes the call for action to assist individuals and families facing foreclosure. State-mandated halts on foreclosure as a result of emergency declarations have stalled the eviction and foreclosure process, but not indefinitely. The threat of foreclosure is very imminent for those who are already victims and those who will become victims in this new financial crisis.
We are creating, The Fighting Foreclosure Initiative, a meaningful, donation-based initiative to connect individuals and families who are facing foreclosure with a select group of dedicated lawyers to assist, advise, and navigate complex court cases. This program will be a game-changer for those in need and for those who need assistance finding lawyers willing to help them in these difficult times. Qualified individuals will be able to submit their information through our online form and through a selection process be chosen to receive legal assistance. Our aim is to provide a fully-funded program that would cover the legal fees necessary to help families fight foreclosure. In addition, The Fighting Foreclosure Initiative will spread educational materials throughout our DC neighborhoods so that everyone is aware of this injustice and we can all join the fight together through advocacy and awareness.
Currently, BBDC is seeking individual donors and sponsors to help us Kick-off our fight against foreclosure. Help us by contributing today and by sharing this campaign online. Through advocacy and action, we can change lives.
BBDC is a 501c3 organization. Your donation to the Benjamin Banneker Development Corporation is Tax-Deductible. Our tax ID number is 52-0260476.