The Historically Black Neighborhood Act

Addison Sarter
8 min readApr 2, 2021

I. Summary Statement

· If this initiative is passed, it will help stop the gentrification of predominantly Black neighborhoods in D.C. by preserving them as historically Black neighborhoods.

· Currently, DC government officials and developers who are not from these proposed historically Black neighborhoods, control the real estate development within these neighborhoods. This initiative would allow the Black residents of these proposed historically Black neighborhoods to vote and decide on all matters regarding the real estate…