If you’ve met Dee Kemp, Acts’ VP of Programming, you’ve heard her say things like,
“We’re here to help you cross homeownership off your to-do list!”
Since joining the Acts team in 2019, Dee has played a key role in initiatives like ensuring 100% of the homebuyer coaching team is HUD certified, building a culture around the idea that Acts is an Empowerment Agency (not a social services agency), developing programming to better serve families with a long path ahead of them on their homeownership journey, and championing a partnership with BMO Harris to provide the opportunity for families to open and receive the financial benefits of an Individual Development Account (IDA) – all in the name of #moreBlackhomeowners
In a recent interview by Technical.ly, Dee speaks about serving her community:
“Our primary role is to be educators and advocates,” she said. “Buying a house is not easy. When we don’t understand something, we are not always quick to ask questions. I always like to tell people: You are not broken, the system is broken. This education piece is really important.”
Acts is proud of the progress being made to increase Black homeownership across the city, and it’s no coincidence that over the last five years, there has been a 450% increase in Black buyers accessing Acts’ coaching and resources.
If you know someone interested in homeownership, it’s easy to begin the Acts’ coaching program – just complete Virtual Homebuyer Orientation online!