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Amazon Adding to Its Housing Equity Footprint, Legacy

Amazon is building on its corporate branding, if not its legacy, with the addition of 10 new recipients of its award fellowships that are aimed at affordable housing efforts.

Sometimes, it’s just better to get out of the way, so this is from a detailed news release:

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) has selected 10 local real estate developers focused on affordable housing to participate in its inaugural Housing Equity Accelerator (HEA) program, funded by a grant from the Amazon Housing Equity Fund.

The program, which is free of charge to participants, is a part-time professional development and career advancement program that aims to lower the obstacles that emerging real estate developers of color can face when trying to get real estate projects off the ground. The goal of the program is to increase the number of real estate developers of color who focus on affordable housing and to accelerate these developments.

Just as Amazon’s footprints – cultural, as well as physical – continue to grow and impact daily life, so can these recipients of the Amazon Housing Equity Fund:

  • Hamdi Abdulle, executive director, African Community Housing and Development
  • Slayman Appadolo, project manager, Cham Refugees Community
  • Leslie Byrd, vice president of investment strategy, Alpha Sharp Development Partners
  • Sylvester Cann, president, Creek Front Group
  • Kay Cole, developer, Quality Development
  • Annette Demps, managing member, A&D Quality Construction
  • Jaebadiah Gardner, managing partner, OnPoint Real Estate Services
  • K. Wyking Garrett, CEO, Africantown Community Land Trust
  • Darmetric Maloy, principal, Signature Development
  • Darray Murphy, development acquisitions coordinator, Quality Acquisitions LLC
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