OWN It raises $500K to support Black, brown neighborhoods 

OWN It, a Madison-based organization that supports first-time prospective homeowners, has raised over $500,000 to help Black and brown neighborhoods in the Madison area build wealth, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 

OWN It works with One City Schools to offer homeownership and wealth-building courses to students’ families, who can then receive downpayment assistance grants of up to $15,000. 

Since April 2021, 126 people have participated in OWN It’s wealth-building courses, 55 have taken courses in homeownership, and 10 people have been awarded the grant for downpayment assistance.