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LGBT Community Still Faces Hurdles to Homeownership

Industry professionals and several reports suggest LGBT individuals have lower homeownership rates than non-LGBT adults and concerns of discrimination
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The American dream of owning a home, for many in the LGBT community, still appears to be just that — a dream.

With Pride Month underway in June, housing industry professionals and several research reports suggest that LGBT individuals have lower homeownership rates than non-LGBT adults, still experience discrimination in home-buying, including documented instances of lower mortgage approvals and higher interest rates than the non-LGBT population.

FCA Aims to Keep Dreams of Homeownership Alive: Funds $1.8 Million Home Repair Grant Program for Detroit’s Eastsiders

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich., December 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ - FCA has completed the transfer of $900,000 to the City of Detroit’s Housing & Revitalization Department (HRD) — the first tranche of a $1.8 million commitment — to fund a home repair grant program for homeowners on the City’s east side.

Northern Oregon Homeownership to Get $7.1 Million Boost

NeighborhoodLIFT® program is part of a $1 billion commitment by the Wells Fargo Foundation to address housing affordability
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PORTLAND, Ore., November 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Wells Fargo and Company (NYSE: WFC), NeighborWorks® America, and its network member Portland Housing Center today announced the NeighborhoodLIFT program will expand to the city of Portland and Multnomah County this December. With a $7.1 million philanthropic commitment by the Wells Fargo Foundation, the NeighborhoodLIFT program will create more than 270 homeowners by offering $20,000 down payment assistance grants that require completion of HUD-certified homebuyer education.

Wells Fargo Brings 75th LIFT Homeownership Program to New Jersey

NeighborhoodLIFT® program is part of a $1 billion commitment by Wells Fargo over six years to address U.S. housing affordability
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NEWARK, N.J., September 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC), NeighborWorks® America and its network member New Jersey Community Capital today announced that the 75th LIFT program, designed to boost homeownership, will expand to Essex County, N.J., this fall. With a $5 million philanthropic commitment by the Wells Fargo Foundation, the NeighborhoodLIFT program will create more than 180 Essex County homeowners by offering $20,000 down payment assistance grants that require completion of HUD-certified homebuyer education. 

Homeownership in Dallas-Fort Worth to Get $6.6 Million Boost

NeighborhoodLIFT® offers homebuyers $15,000 grants for home down payments in the city of Dallas and Tarrant County; additional benefits for veterans, military, teachers and first responders
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DALLAS-FORT WORTH, Texas, August 28, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC), NeighborWorks® America and its network member Business & Community Lenders (BCL) of Texas today announced the NeighborhoodLIFT® program will expand to the Dallas-Fort Worth area to boost local homeownership.

Alaska Homeownership to Get $3.3 Million Boost

NeighborhoodLIFT program to offer homebuyer education plus $10,000 down payment assistance grants for Alaska homebuyers; $12,500 grants for veterans, military, teachers and first responders
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Aug. 7, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC), NeighborWorks® America and its network member NeighborWorks Alaska HomeOwnership Center today announced the NeighborhoodLIFT® program will launch for Alaska with a $3.3 million philanthropic commitment by Wells Fargo to boost homeownership.

Sacramento Homeownership to Get $6 Million Boost

NeighborhoodLIFT® program will offer $20,000 down payment assistance grants and homebuyer education for eligible Sacramento County and West Sacramento residents; special parameters for veterans, military, teachers and first responders
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SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 1, 2019 /3BL Media/– Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC), NeighborWorks® America and its local network member, NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center Sacramento Region, today announced an additional $6 million donation by Wells Fargo to boost homeownership through the NeighborhoodLIFT® program for Sacramento County and the city of West Sacramento.

A Housing Lift for Those Who Protect and Serve

From firefighters and police officers to veterans, hundreds of first responders across the U.S. have become homeowners with help from Wells Fargo’s NeighborhoodLIFT® program.
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From the first time he set foot in a fire station, David Budd felt like he was home. As a boy, he had fallen in love with the idea of being a firefighter and spent years working to become one. It was a proud moment when he eventually landed a full-time job as a first responder.

But that was nothing compared to the day he walked into his first home as a homeowner, said the 23-year-old native of suburban Charlotte, North Carolina.

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