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Policy & Regulatory Reform Co-Winner

Informing & Empowering Localized Reparations

About FirstRepair

FirstRepair has taken a local-to-national approach in the centuries-long movement for Black reparations. Nationwide, localities  like Evanston, IL are prioritizing housing-related redress as a first tangible step to repair the legacies of slavery in the United States.

Watch FirstRepair's Winner Announcement

FirstRepair's transformative approach to reparations not only rectifies significant historical injustice in the housing market but also contributes to more equitable and empowered communities and has proven to be a powerful model for communities across the country.

Chris Herbert - Managing Director at The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, Ivory Prize Advisory Board Member

Facts & Figures

Click the sections below to reveal some impactful stats from FirstRepair

Former Evanston, IL Alderman Robin Rue Simmons

Who founded FirstRepair?

25 localities

How many localities is FirstRepair currently working with to support reparations efforts?

FirstRepair services include workshops, educational symposiums, research, and policy design for local governments and institutions

What services does FirstRepair provide?

Previous Ivory Prize Winners

Policy & Regulatory Reform Category

Alley Flats

Next Winner: Villa

Special  thanks to the Decolonizing Wealth Project and other partners for helping us celebrate First Repair's Ivory Prize award
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