RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. – The California Reinvestment Corporation has awarded the Hope through Housing Foundation a $25,000 grant to help students and residents bridge the digital divide through the transformation of an under-utilized community room into a fully-equipped space supporting remote work, an afterschool program, and a teen club.

“We have seen the impact of this pandemic on youth’s socialization and academic skills,” said Gregory Bradbard, Hope through Housing’s President. “Providing spaces where kids can connect to resources, each other, and positive role models is critical, especially at this time.”

Distance learning and the digital divide have become two topics at the forefront of discussions about academic success. The California Reinvestment Corporation grant will transform and equip a quiet community room at the affordable housing community of Hawthorne Terrace into a safe space promoting learning, socialization and school-work support. The new room will greatly benefit Hope through Housing’s recently established onsite teen club and after-school activities. The room also will be used as a much-needed tele-work hub for residents of all ages with the addition of new computer technology.

In collaboration with its 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 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 works 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 continuing COVID-19 crisis. For more information, go to 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.

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