Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. – Inland Empire families living in affordable housing will gain access to financial coaching, learn to set goals and follow a budget and will receive tools to reduce debt through the Hope through Housing Foundation’s Pathway to Empowerment Program.
With the support of a grant from PNC Bank, the goal of the Pathways to Economic Empowerment financial management initiative is to improve the economic health of Inland Empire adults and families living in affordable housing communities. The program works with low-income residents to create action plans and budgets to decrease their debt and increase their credit scores and savings.
In 2022, the financial coaching program reached 484 families and extended Hope through Housing’s Money Match program across several Southern California regions. The organization also helped residents apply for and secure $7.6 million in rental assistance.
“We are so grateful for PNC’s commitment to building economic mobility in the Inland Empire,” Hope through Housing President Gregory Bradbard said. “Through a combination of group and individual financial education, this grant will empower residents to reach new levels of economic stability and growth.”
Hope through Housing’s mission is to help break the cycle of generational poverty. Utilizing onsite community centers and long-standing relationships with residents living within National CORE affordable apartment communities, it delivers resources and support where residents live. Hope through Housing offers services to more than 8,000 households and 24,000 residents.
PNC Bank is a continual supporter of Hope through Housing’s Pathways program. This new $37,500, three-year grant will aid in the continuation of the successful financial management program.
The Pathways program fosters economic mobility and helps low-income residents in National CORE affordable housing communities and surrounding neighborhoods achieve economic stability. Through financial literacy workshops, community partnerships and individualized coaching, Hope through Housing helps residents receive support, guidance and accountability to reach their personal and family goals.
Hope through Housing has three additional areas of focus.
The Connections to Care program supports senior residents with mental and physical health programs, social connectedness and financial aid, as well as a host of services that include transit support, disaster preparedness and aid in obtaining benefits.
The Building Bright Futures initiative offers elementary to middle school students a safe, inclusive environment and daily support within 30 community centers.
In partnership with its housing partner, National CORE, the foundation’s Unlocking Opportunities program provides a stable living environment for individuals and families at risk of homelessness.