Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. – The North County COVID-19 Response Fund has awarded the Hope through Housing Foundation with $20,000 to help with the Rancho Cucamonga-based nonprofit’s COVID-19 Emergency Response & Resiliency efforts. The money is earmarked for residents living in affordable housing communities that Hope through Housing serves in Escondido, San Marcos and Oceanside.
The announcement came from Sharyn Goodson, vice president, Philanthropy & Organizational Development for the Leichtag Foundation. The North County COVID-19 Response Fund serves the basic needs of nonprofits helping vulnerable populations affected by the pandemic in North County San Diego. The Coastal Community Foundation, Leichtag Foundation and Rancho Santa Fe Foundation came together to launch the Fund. The Fund was established in March to address the health crisis and to date has awarded more than $400,000 to nonprofits on the frontline in North County San Diego helping those in need. The grant will assist residents with basic needs such as groceries and emergency necessities, rental assistance if applicable, and to help connect residents with additional resources and guidance to help them remain healthy and return to financial stability over the coming months.
“We are so excited about this new partnership in North County. Hope has a long track record working in the region and this new partnership will help ensure we can continue meeting resident needs during this challenging time,’’ said Gregory Bradbard, President of Hope through Housing Foundation.
Hope through Housing launched the COVID-19 Emergency Response & Resilience Fund in the wake of the health pandemic. Hope through Housing staff and volunteers have been on the front lines in order to help the low-income affordable housing communities’ residents that they serve providing much-needed food, resource assistance and welfare checks. Together with its nonprofit partner National Community Renaissance, Hope through Housing provides programs and resources in the five-county region of Southern California. To date, Hope through Housing staff and volunteers have made more than 1,500 wellness calls and distributed more than 10,000 meals and bags of groceries. Those efforts will continue as needed, but the nonprofit is looking ahead to the real economic challenges that lie ahead for residents.
In partnership with National Community Renaissance (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. Hope through Housing’s mission is to break the cycle of generational poverty and it provides services & resources at 70+ Southern California communities including 18 in San Diego County. For more information about their COVID-19 Emergency Response & Resilience Fund, visit www.hthf.org.
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About the Hope through Housing Foundation
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