Union Home Mortgage Foundation Announces Fourth Quarter Grant Recipients

Winners include 10 deserving nonprofits in seven states

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, February 03, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Union Home Mortgage Foundation, a charitable organization whose mission is to equip families with the tools and resources to achieve economic independence, has announced its fourth quarter grant recipients of 2021. The list includes 10 recipients in seven states receiving grants totaling $82,500.

Through this cycle of giving, the Foundation has provided support to organizations making a tangible impact in communities within the Foundation’s footprint in its strategic areas of financial literacy, career readiness, education and lodging.

“We are proud to partner with these great organizations who are striving to better their communities by giving people the resources they need to thrive,” said Bill Cosgrove, President and CEO of Union Home Mortgage. and President of the Foundation. “Their shared commitment to promoting self-sufficiency within their communities aligns with the Foundation’s commitment to helping worthy people obtain the tools and resources they need to become more economically resilient. At UHM, we know that a little help can go a long way to strengthening our neighborhoods and creating a better future.”

The recipients of the grants for the fourth quarter of 2021 are:

Cleveland, Ohio

  • The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland – $5,000 to support their work to secure stable housing for homeowners facing issues with their mortgages and at risk of having their homes foreclosed.

  • Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana – $20,000 in support of Judge Sara J. Harper Village, which is a permanent supportive housing program being built in Cleveland for female veterans. This funding will be used to furnish their second community hall in the village. This funding will also support Art for Hope, a program created by UHM partners, at facilities in Cleveland; Columbus; and Sandusky, Ohio.

  • CHN Housing Partners – $10,000 in support of their lease purchase program and Scholar House. CHN created its Lease Purchase Program to provide a 15-year path to homeownership for families earning 60% or less of the region’s median income.

  • Enterprise Community Partners – $5,000 to support their work to increase incomes for homeless people as a strategic way to improve housing stability and prevent returns to shelters.

Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana – $10,000 to support their Little Impacts and Big Futures programs. The Little Impacts program is designed to develop the skills necessary for young people to reach their full potential, while the Big Futures program offers career and college readiness programs to lay the foundation for success in education and in life.

Durham, North Carolina

  • Housing for New Hope – $7,500 in support of its Streets to Home Supportive Housing program, which provides long-term housing assistance and support services to people living with disabilities and chronically homeless.

Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Family Promise of Las Vegas – $5,000 to support their financial literacy workshops and counseling. Over the past two years, they’ve held more than 100 workshops and provided nearly 300 “New Beginnings Financial Literacy” manuals aimed at helping families manage a budget and be more financially responsible.

Tampa, Florida

  • Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County – $10,000 to support their annual efforts to build a new home for a Tampa family in need. Habitat’s Home Ownership Program enables low- and middle-income Tampa Bay families living in substandard housing to become homeowners after participating in financial education classes and committing to spend at least $300 hours of their time helping to build their own home and the homes of other Habitat Candidates.

Houston, TX

  • Easter Seals of Greater Houston – $5,000 to support their homebuyer education program for low-income families, with a particular focus on military families and people with disabilities. This program helps families understand credit and build assets and save by participating in financial literacy classes.

Chicago, Ill.

  • HFS Chicago Scholars – $5,000 in support of their education program for their HFS Chicago Scholars. HFS Chicago Scholars provides a pathway to college for highly motivated high school students throughout the Chicagoland area by offering a variety of educational enrichment and mentorship programs and resources.

“We are honored to partner with organizations committed to giving back to deserving members of society,” said Christina Fagan, Executive Director of the Foundation. “Together, we’re advancing our mission to make homeownership a possibility for everyone.”

Since its inception in 2015, the Foundation has distributed more than $1 million in financial support to nonprofit organizations in 19 states. For more information about the Union Home Mortgage Foundation, visit www.uhmfoundation.org, call 440.536.3496, or email [email protected]

About Union Home Mortgage Foundation

The Union Home Mortgage Foundation was established in 2015 as the charitable arm of the 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 independence, including through education, career preparation, financial literacy and housing. The Foundation has awarded more than $1 million since its inception to these programs to help guide families on the path to responsible homeownership. Union Home Mortgage Corp is a high-growth, full-service retail, wholesale and consumer direct lender with over 150 branches in the United States and over $13 billion in responsible lending annually. To learn more about Union Home Mortgage and its community efforts, please visit https://www.uhm.com/.

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Christina Fagan 440-536-3496 [email protected]

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