# Black homeownership
Women's month heroes: Meet Brenda Dixon, a Black woman changing her community, one family at a time.
It's realtor Brenda Dixon's birthday, and Wilmington has a lot to celebrate. Reflecting on her years of spins around the sun, Brenda seems surprisingly relaxed for a woman who runs multiple businesses, is impacting local community, and has made a lifestyle out of around-the-clock community service.
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The Homepage, published by Hazelwood Initiative
The Black-white homeownership gap has grown. Here are ways to reverse that.
By Juliet Martinez with additional reporting by Khaleelah Ali Muhammad. A lower percentage of Black Americans own homes now than before the Fair Housing Act was passed in 1968. But resources exist for those who want to become first-time homeowners.
Barbara WashingtonBarbara Washington is a multilingual investigative journalist based in Willmington, NC.
The Homepage, published by Hazelwood InitiativeThe Homepage is a print newspaper delivered monthly to households in Greater Hazelwood, Glen Hazel, Greenfield, Hays, New Homestead, Lincoln Place and The Run. Hazelwood Initiative, Inc., a community-based nonprofit, publishes The Homepage through a grant from the City of Pittsburgh and advertising revenue from local businesses and organizations. The mission of Hazelwood Initiative, as a community-based development corporation, is to build a stronger Hazelwood through inclusive community development. Sonya Tilghman, Executive Director of Hazelwood Initiative, Inc. (she/her) Juliet Martinez, Managing Editor of The Homepage (they/them) Sarah Kanar, Layout and Design of The Homepage(she/her)