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Pavan Khoobchandani
General Counsel & Secretary

As a born and (partially) bred Washingtonian, I am constantly aware of how lucky I am to call DC home. As a current resident of the beautiful and diverse neighborhood of Crestwood, I serve as the elected ANC commissioner, a role in which I am reminded every day of the power of neighbors to effect change and build community. At the start of my career, I represented tenants as a student attorney with DC Law Students in Court - a non-profit that provides free, high-quality representation to poor and indigent tenants in DC. After many years at big law firms and working for multinational companies, I am happy to be working for a small community oriented company that puts people and place over profit. It’s refreshing AND it’s novel. Not only is Flock committed to best-in-class service, but we are dedicated to serving the DC community and being good citizens as a company.

At Nest and at Roost, there is a universal culture of caring. Mediocrity and a lack of respect are not values we choose to live or work by. That values-based culture aligns perfectly with my experience working on inclusion and diversity efforts as well a variety of compliance capacities. When I'm not with my Flock colleagues, or running my own small boutique firm, you might find me at the Sheridan School, where I serve on the Board of Trustees and see these same values fiercely exhibited for my son and daughter every day. If there is a theme to my background I hope it would be something close to the mantra my wife says to our kids: It's nice to be nice. Really, I'd just like to continue making nice happen.


Our housing justice program offers down payment grants to qualifying BIPOC first time home buying residents in the DC and Philadelphia areas. Awards range from $5,000 to $15,000 and grants are made multiple times per year until funds are expended.

The application/review process is straight forward and uncomplicated.

Our Board of Advisors reviews applications, interviews finalists and identifies grantees. This is a partnership with the Greater Washington Community Foundation who supports the administrative complexity so we can very simply help people buy homes. *

Applicants must identify as one of the following: American Indian, Indigenous, Alaska Native, Asian, Pacific Islander, Black, African American, Hispanic or Latinix birdSEED has made 29 provisional grants to date. The total grant pool available was $215,000. Additional funds have been raised from supportive community members who shared our vision of simple, no strings financial down payment grants that accelerate the home buying process. If you are positioned to give, please do. Needs are great, resources are limited and your help is essential.

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