On October 25th, Bank of America announced that they have selected Bellwether Housing as a 2018 Neighborhood Builder, recognizing Bellwether’s efforts to create stable communities by developing affordable homes near job centers, transit hubs and community services for people with limited incomes.
Since 2004, the Neighborhood Builders grant program from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation has been making monetary awards to two outstanding nonprofit organizations in 45 communities across the United States. These organizations receive $200,000 in flexible funding as well as leadership development programs for their senior executives and emerging leaders.
“This investment will help us launch an ambitious effort to build 1,000 affordable homes over the next five years and support new strategies for addressing our region’s housing affordability and homelessness crisis,” said Susan Boyd, CEO of Bellwether Housing. “Bank of America shares our vision of a community in which people of all incomes and backgrounds can share in the opportunity and prosperity of our region. We are so grateful to them for helping us bring that vision to reality.”