Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. – Hope through Housing has received its first-ever grant from the Texas Foundations Fund, a $13,000 gift that will fund supportive services and counseling services to help low-income individuals and families remain housed.
The gift is one of 66 grants awarded for 2023 based on the size of the nonprofit.
Hope through Housing will dedicate the funds to its Pathways to Economic Empowerment program, which assigns economic mobility specialists to work one on one with residents who may struggle to manage finances.
The Pathways program fosters economic mobility and helps 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.
About 300 households receive services annually. 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.
In Texas, residents served by Hope through Housing earn between 30% and 60% of the area median income.
“I’m excited to receive this first-ever grant from the Texas Foundations Fund as we expand our these much-needed services to our Texas residents,” Hope through Housing President Gregory Bradbard said. “This funding will help us kickstart a program that, in turn, will help these residents on their road to financial empowerment.”
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 offers 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.