NeighborhoodLIFT® program will offer homebuyer education plus $15,000 down payment assistance grants for eligible Houston homebuyers; special parameters for veterans, military, teachers and first responders
HOUSTON, February 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC), NeighborWorks® America and its local network members today announced the NeighborhoodLIFT® program will expand for Houston with a $6.1 million commitment by Wells Fargo to boost local homeownership. NeighborWorks America network members Avenue, Fifth Ward CRC and Tejano Center will administer the $15,000 down payment assistance grants, determine eligibility and provide homebuyer education.
During Hurricane Harvey, Billy and his son were able to help Lisa Bates and her family safely evacuate their home
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One year ago, Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, Texas, and led to historic flooding. Lisa Bates, an independent agent licensed to sell Aflac products, and her family – including her 10-month-old daughter – were stranded and in need of help.
With no power and little battery left on her phone, Lisa sent out a message on social media. Within minutes, hundreds responded from her Aflac family, including Billy Cable, 2018 Aflac #CSRHero and Aflac policyholder. Thanks to Billy and his son’s immediate response, Lisa and her family were able to evacuate their home safely.
by John ‘JR’ Reale, Station Houston Co-founder & CEO
As part of our efforts to be at the forefront of industry solutions, Station Houston, Houston’s hub for technology and innovation, has partnered with Bechtel, one of the world’s most respected engineering, construction, and project management companies. The partnership focuses on enhancing opportunities by mentoring and engaging with local entrepreneurs regarding EPC industry challenges.
by Alicia Lopez, Latin America Giving/Global Disaster Relief Response Manager
The 2018 hurricane season – which kicked off June 1 – is expected to be “near-or above-normal,” according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. As those who have been in a hurricane will tell you, nobody affected by Harvey or Irma or any other event will look at an approaching storm without profound anxiety.
Last year, Hurricane Harvey caused widespread devastation, forcing thousands of people out of damaged homes in Texas. In December, 25 Xylem employees volunteered with Houston Habitat for Humanity, rebuilding homes that had suffered from flooding and water damage in the wake of the hurricane. Between December and the end of April 2018, Xylem will have sent more than 100 volunteers to work with Houston Habitat for Humanity.