Testimony of Leah Hendey before the Committee on Business and Economic Development of the Council of the District of Columbia
Leah Hendey testified before the Council of the District of Columbia’s Committee on Business and Economic Development during a hearing on the Reparations Foundation Fund and Task Force Establishment Act of 2023. Hendey submitted testimony on the racial wealth gap in the District of Columbia and how structural racism has resulted in less housing wealth for Black people and communities in DC.
This testimony was corrected on June 15, 2023. In the third paragraph on page 2, we corrected a typo regarding household net worth. The net worth of white households is 81 times the net worth of Black households.