Building on a 25-year commitment to end homelessness in Washington, D.C., Fannie Mae introduces a prevention program to five new cities.
According to a recent press release, Fannie Mae’s Help the Homeless (HTH) Program has made a meaningful difference in addressing the issue of homelessness across the Washington, D.C. metro area. This year, HTH is expanding its reach by introducing its model for homelessness prevention to five additional cities and beneficiaries.
The five cities and corresponding charities that will benefit from Fannie Mae’s HTH program are…
Atlanta: Nicholas House
Chicago: Hesed House
Dallas: The Bridge
Philadelphia: The Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service & Education Center
Los Angeles: United Way of Greater Los Angeles
“Building on twenty five years of commitment to ending homelessness in our hometown of Washington, we’re very pleased to introduce our Help the Homeless model to five more cities,” said Rosie Allen-Herring, Senior Director, Office of Community Investment and Engagement for Fannie Mae. “We’re proud to partner with leading organizations and Fannie Mae employees to serve their communities and assist the homeless. We are looking forward to continuing the program’s success in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Philadelphia and Los Angeles.”
Help the Homeless raised more than $6.2 million last year and engaged more than 115,000 community members through 771 community walks throughout the D.C. region. These walks were designed to bring awareness to the issues surrounding homelessness while raising funds to help homeless families and individuals.
The HTH beneficiary organizations represent charities that offer a variety of services to children, families, and veterans facing homelessness including permanent affordable and supportive housing, emergency shelter, and homelessness prevention and rapid re-housing that allows clients to avoid homelessness. Many beneficiary organizations offer support services such as food programs, case management, health care, child care, drug and alcohol treatment, job training and placement, housing counseling, financial skills training, and more.
To read more about Fannie Mae’s Help the Homeless Program, click here: http://www.hthwalks.org/site/PageServer?pagename=2012_Homepage