RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. – The Montclair Community Activities Commission has awarded the Hope through Housing Foundation a $1,500 grant to support at-risk youth in Montclair through after school programs that provide homework help, physical activities, a healthy snack, and a safe place to be during the critical after-school hours when many parents are still working.
“Helping students catch up academically from learning loss during the pandemic is essential to helping prepare youth for success in school and life,” said Hope through Housing President Greg Bradbard. “We are grateful for the City of Montclair’s partnership investing in local kids!”
Together with its nonprofit housing partner, National CORE, the Hope through Housing Foundation provides a stable living environment for low-income individuals and families who may otherwise be at-risk of homelessness. It provides family stabilization leading to economic mobility through the combination of a secure, affordable apartment home and onsite services/supports that empower adults to overcome barriers to employment and economic mobility and prepare youth for future self-sufficiency. The Montclair Community Activities Commission grant will support Hope through Housing’s youth development initiative, Building Bright Futures, through its free, onsite after-school programs.
Hope through Housing works to utilize affordable housing as a powerful platform for life transformation, empowering residents to reach goals they never previously thought were possible. It works to remove barriers to economic success for vulnerable populations and expand access to economic opportunity in low-income communities by providing affordable housing residents with a customized mix of services.
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 is able to deliver resources and support right where residents live.
For more information, please visit www.hthf.org.
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About Hope through Housing
Hope through Housing believes that affordable housing can be a platform for transformational change at the individual and neighborhood level. For more than 20 years, the Hope through Housing Foundation has provided more than 2 million hours of transformational social services helping children and teens achieve success, improving families’ financial well-being, and promoting seniors’ health and wellness. For more information on Hope through Housing, please visit www.hthf.org.
Jill Van Balen