The Union Home Mortgage Foundation, the charitable arm of Union Home Mortgage whose mission is to equip families with the tools and resources needed to achieve economic self-sufficiency, has announced its grant recipients for the fourth quarter of 2022. The Foundation awarded grants to eleven nonprofits from across the country totaling $65,000.
Strongsville, Ohio – February 3, 2023 – The Union Home Mortgage Foundation, the charitable arm of Union Home Mortgage whose mission is to equip families with the tools and resources needed to achieve economic self-sufficiency, has announced its grant recipients for the fourth quarter of 2022. The Foundation awarded grants to eleven nonprofits from across the country totaling $65,000.
In this round of funding, the Foundation provided support to organizations within its operational footprint that are making a tangible impact in their communities through the advancement of financial literacy and housing access.
“Union Home Mortgage is committed to being a catalyst for change in the areas we live and work,” said Bill Cosgrove, President & CEO of Union Home Mortgage and Chairman of the Foundation. “By supporting these organizations, we can broaden our impact and increase our reach where it is needed most. Together, we are helping give our neighbors the tools they need to achieve economic and financial independence for life.”
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to provide assistance to these nonprofits that have given so much to those in their neighborhoods,” said Ashley Ali, Director of Corporate Communications. “These organizations are playing a key role in continuing to provide for communities in need.”
Since its inception in 2015, the Foundation has distributed more than $1 million in financial support to nonprofits in 14 states. For more information on the Union Home Mortgage Foundation, visit www.uhmfoundation.org, call 440.863.3217 or email email@example.com.
The fourth quarter grant recipients are:
Arlington Heights, Illinois
- Shelter Inc. - $2,500 in support of the Youth Experiencing Homelessness program, which provides transitional housing and comprehensive support services with the goal of transitioning youth to a permanent, stable home. Youths aged 14-24 are taught essential skills such as job readiness training, budgeting, emotional skill building, obtaining benefits, or applying for a mortgage. Shelter Inc. also has an emergency group home and supervised apartment housing for specialized cases that need more specific care and assistance. Overall, there is a continuum of care available to assist youth and families in overcoming stressors that may cause homelessness.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- Life of a Single Mom - $10,000 to support their online educational portal, Single Mom University (SMU). SMU is equipped with 175 life skills courses in 3 core areas – parenting, finances, and health & w The platform is self-paced and available 24/7, designed with the busy single mother in mind. Sample class selections include making a budget, credit score basics, why money management matters, time management, developing a resume, five steps to homeownership, and more. SMU equips single mothers with tools to improve economic opportunities through financial literacy, employment retention, and life balance classes.
- HFS Chicago Scholars - $5,000 to support its three pillars of success consisting of academic excellence, college readiness, and lifelong m HFS Chicago Scholars provides a path to college for highly motivated high school students throughout the Chicagoland area by providing individualized academic guidance from academic directors, enriched curriculum programs, one-on-one mentoring, college admissions support, and scholarship assistance. The support and resources provided to students allows educational goals to be achieved.
- CHN Housing Partners - $10,000 in support of the Lease Purchase Program which provides a 15-year pathway to homeownership for families earning 60% or less of AMI. It is a comprehensive model of housing development, affordable rents, long-term engagement, and counseling. From the time residents enter the program through obtaining the title on their home, they engage with HUD-approved counselors twice annually with follow-up sessions in between. When the homes reach 15 years under CHN management, families can purchase them for approximately 1/3 market value.
- Providence House Inc. - $5,000 to support the organization’s emergency shelter and trauma-informed care towards those experiencing homelessness or unsafe living conditions. While children receive emergency shelter in the Family Preservation Crisis Nursery, licensed social workers engage parents and guardians in case management, parent education, housing support, and trauma services. Through individualized support, education, and resources, families can address the roadblocks preventing them from achieving permanent stability and housing. The end goal is to return safe, healthy families to neighborhoods and strengthen communities throughout Cuyahoga County.
- Enterprise Community Partners Inc. - $5,000 towards the supportive housing development of Transition Age Youth (TAY) serving those between 18-24 years old. This organization recognizes that home is a necessary foundation for meeting the needs of youth and achieving their dreams. Services may include physical and mental health care, employment and education supports, conflict and family mediation, and other services to help residents maintain stable housing and move successfully into the future. The TAY supportive housing development will provide service-rich housing with a range of skill development opportunities that help young adults succeed and move on to self-sufficiency.
Durham, North Carolina
- Housing for New Hope Inc. - $7,500 towards the Supportive Housing Program that provides long-term rental assistance and supportive services to those living with a disability and experiencing chronic homelessness. These services are aimed at increasing self-sufficiency, income, access to benefits for which clients qualify, and access to health insurance and care. This organization uses a “Housing First” approach, recognizing that a safe place to live is a basic need and impacts individual outcomes across all categories, particularly mental and physical health.
- Big Brother Big Sisters of Central Indiana Inc. - $10,000 to support the Little Impacts Program that provides activities designed around the Thriving Indicators. Through programming based around the Twelve Thriving Indicators, Littles learn the foundational skills necessary to be successful in budgeting, saving, and credit. The grant will also support the Big Futures Program that offers continued support to the Littles as they enter high school. Activities in the Big Futures program include college tours, Youth Leadership Council, shadowing opportunities, networking events, etiquette lessons, a service project, and scholarship assistance. The continued support allows Littles to achieve their educational and financial goals.
Las Vegas, Nevada
- Family Promises of Las Vegas - $5,000 to support financial literacy workshops that aim to educate the entire family on financial management, encourage families to make smart financial decisions, and help them to become financially self-sufficient. The 12-week course encourages children, teens, parents, and grandparents to join in and participate each week to discuss a new topic. The courses educate participants on how to make smart choices and acquire the tools necessary to make a brighter future for themselves and their families. By educating youth as well as adults, the cycle of poverty is broken, and financial stability can be achieved.
- YCC Family Crisis Center - $2,500 to support the Housing Assistance Center which guides individuals and families from homelessness into permanent housing. The program provides trauma-informed temporary assistance, case management, and permanent supportive housing to clients from the Victim Assistance Center’s shelter, serving women and children who are victims of abuse. During their time in finding and establishing permanent housing, clients have access to support services including outreach, needs assessments, crisis intervention, mental health services, counseling, mentoring, education, and advocacy.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
- Neighborhood Housing Service Oklahoma City Inc. - $2,500 to support Pre-Purchase Homebuyer Education Workshops that equip prospective buyers for all phases of homeownership. Clients learn about home inspections, home insurance choices, the home buying process, fair housing practices, the importance of routine home maintenance, and other topics. HUD-certified housing counselors empower clients to make smart housing decisions through pre-purchase homebuyer education and counseling. Overall, participants receive the education and support necessary to achieve their housing goals.
About the Union Home Mortgage Foundation
The Union Home Mortgage Foundation was established in 2015 as the charitable arm of independent mortgage banking company Union Home Mortgage Corp (UHM). The Foundation’s mission is to equip individuals and families with the tools and resources to achieve economic self-sufficiency, specifically through financial literacy, and housing. The Foundation has awarded over $1 million since its inception toward these programs to help guide families on a pathway towards responsible homeownership. Union Home Mortgage Corp. is a high-growth, full-service retail, wholesale, and consumer direct lender with over 150 branches across the U.S. and over $13 billion in responsible lending per year. To learn more about Union Home Mortgage and its efforts in the community, please visit https://www.uhm.com/.