The Community Development Partnership and Housing Assistance Corporation have received a $5,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation to promote housing equality for lower-to-middle income households in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. The two non-profits, who have partnered in the Cape Community Housing Partnership initiative, plan to use the funds to help fund the second annual Cape Housing Institute.
The funds were provided through Wells Fargo’s 2018 Housing Equality 50th Anniversary Grant Program, which honors fair housing community leaders, advocates, and nonprofits by contributing funding for projects, education and training programs and initiatives that highlight the work of those furthering housing equality. The Fair Housing Act provides for equal housing opportunities regardless of race, religion or national origin.
“With this grant program, Wells Fargo recognizes the leadership role housing equality advocates like the Community Development Partnership and Housing Assistance Corporation have in creating pathways to achieve affordable and sustainable homeownership for low-to middle income households on Cape Cod,” said Briana Curran, Vice President, Communications & Community Relations,
Wells Fargo, New England. “We also realize there is more work to be done and are committed to doing our part to narrow the gap for households to achieve homeownership. We look forward to continuing to work together with community leaders like the CDP and HAC to make a greater impact.”
Through the 2018 Wells Fargo Housing Equality 50th Anniversary Grant program, the Wells Fargo Foundation awarded more than 50 grants coast-to-coast totaling over $250,000.