RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. – The City of San Marcos COVID-19 Nonprofit Community Grant Program has awarded the Hope through Housing Foundation a $20,000 grant to support youth development programs and services at its five San Marcos communities.
The grant will help support the Building Bright Futures initiative which provides onsite after-school programs designed to equip youth from low-income families with the inspiration and information they need to achieve a living-wage career. The grant is part of $3 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funds that San Marcos City Council members agreed to allocate to essential nonprofits serving San Marcos residents from underrepresented communities. The relief fund consists of leadership from the Coastal Community Foundation, Impact Cubed and the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation.
“Giving students the support they need to catch up academically, ensuring they are educationally on track following such a tumultuous last school year, is absolutely critical right now,” said Hope through Housing President Greg Bradbard. “We are grateful for this generous support to build brighter futures for kids in San Marcos.”
In partnership with its housing partner, National CORE, Hope through Housing 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 improve their financial situation and prepare youth for future self-sufficiency. This work has proven particularly crucial during the current health crisis.
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 seeks to remove barriers to economic success for vulnerable populations and expand access to economic opportunity in low-income communities by providing a customized mix of services to help affordable housing residents increase their economic mobility and future self-sufficiency.
Hope through Housing Foundation’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, throughout and beyond the COVID-19 crisis.
For more information, go to www.hthf.org.
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.