San Francisco’s board of supervisors recently accepted a draft plan to provide black residents with home ownership grants and a $5 million lump sum payment, among other recommendations.
The board’s decision is not final, and changes can be made to any of the recommendations, NBC News reports. A final committee report is expected in June.
The draft of the San Francisco Reparations Plan was released in December by the San Francisco Human Rights Commission and San Francisco Reparations.
The recommendations within the 60-page plan include a lump sum payment of $5 million to each eligible person, guaranteed annual incomes for African-American lower income households, and grants for home maintenance and repair costs.
“The City and County of San Francisco and its agencies should issue a formal apology for past harms,” the plan says, “and commit to making substantial ongoing, systemic and programmatic investments in Black communities to address historical harms.”
According to data from Census.gov, black residents account for under 6% of San Francisco county’s population. White (51%) and Asian (37%) account for the largest percentage of the county.
Stanford University’s Hoover Institution has estimated the reparations plan could cost each non-Black family in the city over $500,000.