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HomeAid San Diego Receives $5,000 from Bank of America to Address Homelessness
By: HomeAid San Diego
San Diego has the fourth largest homeless population in the United States according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. More than 9,100 people are homeless, a 5% increase from the previous year. In a recent Kiplinger Report (https://www.kiplinger.com/
The nonprofits receiving funding helps put underserved residents in San Diego counties on a path to economic sustainability by increasing access to emergency and short term supportive housing as well as basic needs like food and hygiene, in addition to services connecting youth to first-time jobs, providing alternative pathways to employment and helping people overcome past hardship in their careers, so that they can get on a path to financial stability.
"So many people are just one life event away from being homeless or needing to depend on basic needs services such as food banks or shelters. But through strategic philanthropic investments into San Diego's incredible nonprofit network addressing fundamental services like hunger relief, shelter and education, Bank of America can deploy capital to advance more economic opportunities in the region," said Rick Bregman, San Diego Market President for Bank of America.
One of the grantees, HomeAid San Diego, will use the funding to rebuild lives for San Diego's homeless through their housing development and community outreach programs. HomeAid's program identifies charities in the community working to help the homeless that need additional facilities in which to house people and provide programmatic resources such as job skills training and financial counseling, as well as physical and emotional support. HomeAid then finds builders who are willing to take on these projects and build them at a deep discount by enlisting their trade partners to give their time and materials as in-kind donations.
"HomeAid San Diego is honored to receive this grant from Bank of America to expand our Housing Development Program in which we partner with homeless service providers to build more beds for the homeless populations they serve in our San Diego communities"
Other organizations receiving grants include: Alpha Project For The Homeless, Asian Business Association Foundation, Barrio Logan College Institute, Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County, Inc, Biocom Institute, Chamber Research and Information Foundation, Connect Foundation, East County Economic Development Council Foundation, Info Line of San Diego County, Interfaith Community Services Inc, International Rescue Committee, Inc, Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank, Junior Achievement of San Diego County, Just In Time For Foster Youth, Kitchens For Good, Metropolitan Area Advisory Com on Anti-Poverty of San Diego County Inc, National Veterans Transitions Services Inc, Neighborhood House Association, Ocean Discovery Institute, Project Concern International, Reality Changers, Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego, Inc, San Diego Center For Children, San Diego Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Community Center, San Diego Mana, San Diego Regional Economic Development Foundation, San Diego Second Chance Program, San Diego Workforce Partnership, Shelter Care Providers of San Diego, Inc, St. Madeleine Sophie's Training Center, St. Vincent de Paul Village, Inc, Support The Enlisted Project, The Rosie Network, United Way of San Diego County, Urban Corps of San Diego County, Urban League of San Diego County, USS Midway Museum, Workshops for Warriors, Inc, YMCA of San Diego County.
These grants are part of the company's commitment to responsible growth as it works to improve the financial lives of individuals and families. Philanthropic and volunteer investments play a key role in this effort to build thriving communities. Last year, Bank of America volunteers logged nearly 18,000 volunteer hours in the San Diego market alone.
Amanda Genakos, HomeAid, email@example.com
Rick Schloss, rickschlosspr@