31 Jul SCLC and Federal Home Loan Bank Announce Community Disaster Recovery Forum in Panama City, FL
National SCLC President/CEO, Dr. Charles Steele Jr. has announced a Community Disaster Recover Forum in partnership with the Federal Home Loan Bank. This event will be held at the AD Harris Learning Village and seeks to bring relief to the housing crisis brought on by Hurricane Michael.
The hurricane had people of color and low-income communities see their homes, churches and schools wiped out, literally overnight. In the aftermath of this natural disaster, another plight, one that continues to plague our country is the continued disenfranchisement of our poor.
“We are getting started there in the Panhandle on the forgotten coast with our affordable housing efforts to help build homes and rebuild lives,” says Dr. Steele.
Through the We Build Project of the Poor Peoples Campaign, the SCLC will be working with lending institutions in the Panhandle region to address the funding crisis for the rebuilding of homes. This forum is one of several projects that will be held in conjunction with corporate and community partners to bring aid to the region.