The DC African American Autonomy Act

I. Summary Statement

  • If this initiative is passed, it will help stop the gentrification of Black neighborhoods in D.C. by preserving them as historically Black neighborhoods.
  • The Black residents in these historically Black communities will still be DC taxpayers but will have autonomy or control over the land/development, housing, businesses, schools, etc, without interference by the DC government.
  • The three main historically Black sections in DC that this bill would like to preserve are: East of the Anacostia River