Heirs’ Property: Acting to Preserve Wealth

Land and other forms of property ownership are primary building blocks of wealth for current and future generations. Yet, for hundreds of thousands of Black, Latino, and Indigenous people who inherited their land and homes from family members, these assets—called heirs’ properties—are at risk.

As asset funders work to build equitable economic security and to dismantle systemic barriers that create and sustain racial wealth gaps in our nation, securing and preserving the property rights of heirs’ property owners requires more focused attention.

Join us on September 19, 2023 at 1:00 pm ET to hear more from AFN’s primer Heirs Property: Acting to Preserve Wealth, where we will discuss:

  • What is heirs property and how are disenfranchised communities responding to problems associated with heirs’ property ownership?
  • How are nonprofit and municipal organizations supporting communities through identifying opportunities to address heirs property?
  • What is the role for grant-makers to invest equitably in issues associated with heirs’ property?


Heather Way, The University of Texas School of Law
Abigail Suarez, JPMorgan Chase & Co
Furonda Brasfield, The KAAC Organization
P. Michael Jones, Philadelphia VIP
Tamara Veal, The Federation of Southern Cooperatives

Speaker Bios

Captioning will be provided.  If you have any other accessibility requests or questions, please email Nikki Armstead at nikki@assetfunders.org.  Requests for reasonable accommodations must be received by September 11, 2023, to ensure our ability to meet your request.