Bank of America continues to support the production, preservation and protection of affordable housing by partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Tulare/Kings Counties, Inc.,
VISALIA (Nov 9, 2021) — Bank of America recently renewed its long-standing partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Tulare/Kings Counties by awarding a $12,500 grant supporting the nonprofit housing organization’s vision that everyone in the world should have a decent and affordable place to live.
Through direct action and investment, Bank of America is focused on creating opportunities in the areas of health, jobs/training/reskilling/up-skilling, small business support and affordable housing, as these areas are where systemic, long-term gaps have existed and where significant change is required to achieve sustainable progress.
“Habitat for Humanity shares our mission to help make lives better, and we’re proud to continue supporting the important work that its Tulare-Kings chapter does for working families and communities,” said Fresno-Visalia president Mark Riley.
Since 1994, Habitat for Humanity of Tulare/Kings Counties has partnered with the local community to help provide hard-working, low-income families with first-time homeownership opportunities through the Homeownership Program. Qualified families contribute “sweat-equity” hours by assisting volunteers and staff with the construction of their home, leading to the purchase of the home through an affordable Habitat mortgage. Habitat also provides low-cost, critical home repairs and rehab assistance to low-income homeowners throughout Tulare and Kings Counties.
Homeowner payments, generous financial and in-kind contributions from community partners such as Bank of America, enable Habitat to continue investing in affordable home production, preservation and protection to ensure local families have safe and affordable housing opportunities so they can build strength, stability, and self-reliance.