A grant from Bank of America Charitable Foundation will help in the effort to provide new homes for low-income families. The $20,000 grant was recently awarded to Habitat for Humanity of Summit County, which provides houses for residents who would otherwise not be able to become homeowners.
Families partner with Habitat to help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an interest-free, affordable mortgage.
“The funds will be used to support construction materials as a new home with a family is built and they sustain their future investment for years to come,” said Rochelle D. Sibbio, president and CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Summit County.
Habitat for Humanity of Summit County was part of Bank of America’s second round of grants in 2018, which was focused on economic mobility and social progress through investments in affordable housing, community revitalization, the arts and the environment.
“Addressing community needs through our philanthropic investments is just one way we deploy capital to help build a more sustainable community,” said Jeneen Marziani, Ohio State president, Bank of America. “We’re honored to partner with nonprofit organizations like Habitat for Humanity of Summit County that are helping to advance economic and social progress, in particular for vulnerable populations.”
For info, visit www.hfhsummitcounty.org.