Homes of Hope Wins Annual TD Charitable Foundation Housing for Everyone Affordable Housing Grant Competition, Awarded $100,000 for Senior Housing
Homes of Hope was recently awarded a $100,000 affordable housing grant through the TD Charitable Foundation’s “Housing for Everyone” grant competition. TD Bank’s David Lominack, South Carolina Market President and Cal Hurst, Upstate Regional Vice President, presented a check to Michael Williams, Community Development Project Manager for the City of Greenville along with Don Oglesby, President/CEO and Dawn Dowden, Vice President of Homes of Hope.
Greenville, SC – Homes of Hope was recently awarded a $100,000 affordable housing grant through the TD Charitable Foundation’s “Housing for Everyone” grant competition. The grant will be used to provide affordable and energy efficient housing for low-income senior citizens in the West Greenville neighborhood.
This grant will support the effort to house low-income senior citizens of West Greenville over the next 18 months with affordable and energy efficient housing, targeting senior citizens earning around 30% of the area median income for Greenville County, especially those in danger of being displaced from the neighborhood due to gentrification and other market forces.
“Our friends at the TD Charitable Foundation have shown once again their commitment to impacting the communities they serve with substantial and profound investment in the work of community development, specifically in this instance, for senior citizens in great need. We are so grateful to them for their partnership, linking arms with us as we strive for impact in areas where it is lacking otherwise,” said Don Oglesby, President/CEO, Homes of Hope.
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This year’s “Housing for Everyone” theme was Affordable Housing for Seniors, focusing on initiatives that support the development of safe, affordable, accessible housing for older adults, aged 55 and over.
The Housing for Everyone grant competition is one of the TD Charitable Foundation’s most widely known signature programs. The competition invites local non-profit organizations from Maine to Florida to submit proposals outlining their plans and initiatives to support and provide affordable housing initiatives in their communities. Twenty-five organizations throughout TD Bank’s footprint from Maine to Florida were awarded a $100,000 grant for a total grant donation of $2.5 million in 2015.
Founded in 1998, Homes of Hope rebuilds communities and individual lives through housing, economic development and job training. The organization’s housing programs include rental and homeownership options coupled with financial wellness training. Its one-year residential program for men overcoming drug and alcohol addictions trains its participants in the area of specialized constructed-related job skills. Homes of Hope has developed 515 and graduated 287 men.
About the TD Charitable Foundation
The TD Charitable Foundation is the charitable giving arm of TD Bank N.A., which operates as TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, and is one of the 10 largest commercial banking organizations in the United States. The Foundation's mission is to serve the individuals, families and businesses in all the communities where TD Bank operates, having made more than $148.1 million in charitable donations since its inception in 2002. The Foundation’s areas of focus are affordable housing, financial literacy and education, and the environment. More information on the TD Charitable Foundation, including an online grant application, is available at www.TDBank.com.
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