Bank of America and Habitat for Humanity Riverside Team Up to Preserve a Home for a Family in Need during their Third Global Build
RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Often due to age, disability, income, or family circumstances, homeowners struggle to maintain their homes. Recognizing this issue, especially among seniors, Habitat for Humanity Riverside has partnered with Bank of America to address minor exterior repairs and painting for a qualified homeowner in need. On September 30th, approximately 20 Bank of America employee volunteers will join the Habitat for Humanity Riverside team to revitalize a home in Riverside.
[ecko_quote source=”Kathy Mickalak, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity Riverside.”]Affordable housing is a critical stepping stone on the path to stability and success.[/ecko_quote]
This event comes as part of the third Habitat Global Build (#GlobalBuild), hosted in celebration of the bank’s 30 year commitment to Habitat for Humanity. Throughout the week, thousands of Bank of America employee volunteers and representatives from Habitat for Humanity are coming together to revitalize communities and help families achieve the dream of homeownership. Revitalization projects will take place in 85 communities across eight countries, including the U.S.
“Affordable housing is a critical stepping stone on the path to stability and success,” said Kathy Mickalak. “Through our partnership with Bank of America, we are working to connect more individuals in the communities we serve to affordable housing which strengthens our community.”
“When individuals and families have access to affordable housing, they are better positioned for long-term financial stability and success,” said Al Arguello, Inland Empire market president, Bank of America. “Through our partnership with Habitat for Humanity, we’re delighted to help our local residents access the resources they need to gain economic mobility, and in turn, build a thriving Inland Empire community.”
The Global Build is just one way that Bank of America is helping advance a thriving Inland Empire community as part of its approach to responsible growth. Bank of America recently presented Habitat for Humanity Riverside with a $50,000 grant. Funds will support Habitat Riverside’s upcoming CalVet REN project, providing homeownership opportunities to 26 qualified veterans and their families. “In partnership with Bank of America, we will be able to help these families on their journey to homeownership. Transitioning from less than desirable conditions into safe, decent, affordable homes.” explained Michalak. This was one part of Bank of America’s contribution of $207,500 to 20 nonprofits who work to increase access to affordable housing and support neighborhood revitalization in the Inland Empire.
[ecko_quote source=”Al Arguello, Inland Empire market president, Bank of America.”]Through our partnership with Habitat for Humanity, we’re delighted to help our local residents access the resources they need to gain economic mobility, and in turn, build a thriving Inland Empire community.[/ecko_quote]
Access to affordable housing is a critical stepping stone on the path to financial stability and success. When individuals and families have access to affordable housing, they are better positioned to achieve their long-term goals, including better outcomes at work and educational opportunities for their children, which will contribute to a thriving community.
About Riverside Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity Riverside is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization. Habitat for Humanity Riverside is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity Riverside was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.
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