Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. – Residents of National CORE affordable living communities in Los Angeles and Orange Counties will receive workshops, counseling and one-on-one financial coaching through Hope through Housing Foundation’s Pathways to Economic Empowerment program.
The service is part of Hope through Housing’s efforts to foster economic mobility and help low-income residents in National CORE affordable housing communities and surrounding neighborhoods achieve economic stability. Through financial literacy workshops, community partnerships and individualized coaching, Hope through Housing helps residents receive support, guidance and accountability to reach their personal and family goals.
Residents of communities served by Hope through Housing typically earn between 30% and 80% of the area median income. Many lack the educational and financial literacy skills to progress beyond poverty. Single mothers head 64% of the homes and 83% of the children qualify for free or reduced-price meals.
The program is supported, in part, by a $5,000 grant from CTBC Bank.
“CTBC is a generous, long-time supporter of our programs to help residents achieve financial stability, which allows them to begin pushing for new goals, such as saving for a home or a child’s college or career goals,” Hope through Housing President Gregory Bradbard said. “Together, we are helping to create a stronger, more fulfilling future for our residents.”
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 can deliver resources and support right where residents live. Hope through Housing offers services to more than 8,000 households and 24,000 residents.
Hope through Housing has three additional areas of focus.
The Connections to Care program supports senior residents with mental and physical health programs, social connectedness and financial aid, as well as a host of services that include transit support, disaster preparedness and aid in obtaining benefits. The Building Bright Futures initiative offers elementary to middle school students a safe, inclusive environment and daily support within 30 community centers. In partnership with its housing partner, National CORE, the foundation’s Unlocking Opportunities program also provides a stable living environment for individuals and families at risk of homelessness.