Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. – Wells Fargo Foundation has awarded the Hope through Housing Foundation a $25,000 grant to help with the Rancho Cucamonga-based nonprofit’s COVID-19 Emergency Response & Resiliency efforts.
Hope through Housing launched the COVID-19 Emergency Response & Resilience Fund in the wake of the health pandemic. Hope 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 CORE, Hope through Housing provides programs and resources in the five-county region of Southern California. To date, Hope 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 to the future and the real economic challenges that lie ahead for residents.
“We are so grateful for Wells Fargo’s ongoing partnership with Hope through Housing. Especially in a challenging time like today, support like this is crucial to helping continue our commitment to empowering residents build and maintain their financial footing,’’ said Gregory Bradbard, Hope through Housing Foundation President.
Together with its nonprofit partner National Community Renaissance 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.
The Hope through Housing Foundation’s mission is to break the cycle of generational poverty. Wells Fargo’s support will help it build economic mobility for low-income residents within 32 sites across the Inland Empire in San Bernardino and Riverside counties. Pathways to Economic Empowerment involves financial literacy workshops along with one-on-one coaching sessions with a certified Economic Mobility Specialist who reviews financial documents, sets goals and monitors progress with residents. The program is being conducted virtually for now in lieu of the health crisis.
For more information about Hope through Housing’s 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