The 1,000 Black Families Home Ownership Program was founded by Roberta Hoskie. She strongly encourages and believes in the power of homeownership to create generational wealth and close the wealth gap. The first property she purchased as a 1st time home buyer, yielded her over a quarter of a million dollars, changing her entire life. She used real estate as a method to break what she calls the “poverty curse”. In 2019, Her book, The Poverty Curse Broken: The Hoskie Story, chronicles her journey from being a poverty plagued, inner-city teenage statistic to a successful Real Estate Broker, Investor, Entrepreneur and Founder of an International Sisterhood.
To expand her message, Roberta desired to create an opportunity for black families to close the wealth gap by way of homeownership. She understands the obstacles and challenges that many Families face on the road to homeownership; such as credit, money and debt to name a few. Therefore, she created homeownership solutions through her 1,000 Black Families initiative, to not only solve the problems but to fast track the process; in many cases in as little as 90 days.