Garibaldi is program manager of Black Women Build – Baltimore. Marketplace has been following the group for the past year as it rebuilds a block of vacant and dilapidated houses, some of which had been empty for decades. The nonprofit trains Black women in construction skills to help restore houses they’ll eventually buy.
The racial gap in homeownership and home equity are a big reason the median wealth of white households is about ten times that of Black households. Halstead founded the nonprofit to help close that gap.