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AAHA Was Created To Help Stem The Tide Of Land Loss


"We feel it an honorable and necessary mission to help heirs property landowners protect their landand in the future.  - Marvin S. Finley, AAHA Founder & CEO

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To uplift and support African American families and their heirs, by providing education, resources, and generational wealth-building opportunities.


 The African American Heir Association envisions future generations of African Americans that Retain, Maintain and Benefit from the legacy of their forefathers 


Land and real estate are invaluable assets for many because it is a mark of a family’s legacy and the foundation for generational wealth.

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Causes of Land Loss

The loss of land that has taken place in the African American community has been caused by a variety of factors including:

  • Legally Sanctioned Theft 

  • Eminent Domain

  • Coercion

  • Tax Sales

  • Partition Sales

  • Economic Change

  • Title Deed Wars

  • Federal Policy

  • Legal and financial obstacles that made passing title to future generations difficult

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