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The Washington Informer: D.C. Council Eyes Financial Literacy Elective for Students

Since the turn of the century, more than 20,000 Black D.C. residents had been displaced, a March study from the National Community Reinvestment Coalition found. The District leads several U.S. cities in this arena because housing values have outpaced the median incomes. In 2009, amid a recession, the District experienced more than 4,000 foreclosures. Several hundred people since then have also filed for bankruptcy.