Support from the TD Charitable Foundation will help Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County expand programs and services.
TAMPA, FL, MARCH 8, 2022 – Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County was recently awarded a $250,000 Housing for Everyone grant from the TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank,, America’s Most Convenient Bank®. Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County is one of 33 organizations selected from more than 357 applicants to receive a Housing for Everyone grant as part of the TD Charitable Foundation’s annual grant program helping to provide affordable housing since 2005.
The grant will help launch a credit mentoring program for Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County. Habitat Hillsborough is partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando and Osceola County, which has an existing credit mentoring program and will provide guidance to the Hillsborough County Habitat affiliate. The Housing for Everyone grant funds will also support Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando and Osceola County in achieving HUD-certification as a counseling agency. Combined, the two Habitat for Humanity affiliates are creating new programs and opportunities for low- and moderate-income families to achieve affordable homeownership and economic stability.
The housing affordability crisis has worsened over the past two years, impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and housing organizations have worked tirelessly to meet the increasing need for assistance from individuals and families. The growing need for assistance has strained affordable housing organizations and made it difficult to continue delivering critical resources and services.
Without resident services from affordable housing providers, like eviction assistance and housing search assistance, many individuals and families will struggle to find or risk losing a safe, affordable place to call home.
“Habitat for Humanity’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live,” said Tina Forcier, CEO, Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County. “The funding from the TD Charitable Foundation to support developing our credit mentoring program will allow us to get a bit closer to realizing that vision. So many families apply to our homeownership program who could be helped by credit mentoring and repair. This program will allow us to partner with those families so they can achieve the dream of homeownership. The funding from the TD Charitable Foundation to support a Habitat credit mentoring program in two markets (Hillsborough County and Greater Orlando & Osceola County) will allow us to provide valuable credit counseling that can help stabilize hardworking families through affordable homeownership.”
“A safe, affordable place to call home is one of the foundations people need to feel confident about their future. The additional services Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County will be able to provide thanks to the support from the TD Charitable Foundation will equip individuals and families with the skills, knowledge and resources to both find a safe, affordable place to live and achieve greater financial security overall,” said Nick Miceli, Regional President for Metro Florida at TD Bank and Board Chair of the TD Charitable Foundation.
The TD Charitable Foundation awarded $5.8 million through the 16th annual Housing for Everyone grant competition to a total of 33 organizations across TD Bank’s Maine-to-Florida footprint and Michigan to help support affordable housing organizations provide critical resident services. Since 2005, the TD Charitable Foundation has given more than $42 million dollars to non-profit and charitable organizations through the Housing for Everyone grant competition and helped support over 500 affordable housing projects and initiatives.
The Housing for Everyone grant competition supports TD’s longstanding commitment to community enrichment through TD’s corporate citizenship platform, The Ready Commitment, which actively promotes inclusivity, economic vitality and environmental wellbeing, enabling people of all backgrounds to succeed in a rapidly changing world.
To learn more about Housing for Everyone and for a full list of this year’s grant recipients, please visit https://www.td.com/us/en/about-us/communities/ready-commitment/funding-opportunities/housing-for-everyone/.
About Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County
With a 4-star Charity Navigator rating, Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County builds and renovates homes in partnership with individuals and families in need of decent, affordable housing. Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a global housing ministry that seeks to put God’s love into action, bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. Since 1987, Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County has partnered with homeowners and the community to build over 250 homes and provide home preservation services for nearly 200 low-income homeowners. Families and individuals qualify for the Habitat for Humanity homeownership program based on need, willingness to partner in the program through sweat equity hours and completion of homeowner classes, and the ability to pay an affordable, zero-interest mortgage. For more details on Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County, visit HabitatHillsborough.org or call 813-239-2242.
About Housing for Everyone
Since inception in 2005, the TD Charitable Foundation’s annual Housing for Everyone grant competition has awarded more than $42 million to over 500 affordable housing initiatives. The Housing for Everyone grant competition supports TD’s longstanding commitment to community enrichment through TD’s corporate citizenship platform, The Ready Commitment, which actively promotes inclusivity, economic vitality and environmental wellbeing, enabling people of all backgrounds to succeed in a rapidly changing world. As part of The Ready Commitment, TD targets US $775 million in total contributions toward community giving by 2030 in four critical areas: Financial Security, a more Vibrant Planet, Connected Communities and Better Health.
Through this platform, TD aspires to create a more inclusive tomorrow — helping people of all backgrounds feel more confident, not just about their finances, but about their ability to achieve their goals. Visit: https://www.tdbank.com/corporate-responsibility/the-ready-commitment/F
About the TD Charitable Foundation
The TD Charitable Foundation is the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, one of the 10 largest commercial banking organizations in the United States. Since its inception in 2002, the Foundation has distributed over $282 million through donations to local nonprofits from Maine to Florida. More information on the TD Charitable Foundation is available at https://www.tdbank.com/corporate-responsibility/the-ready-commitment/funding-opportunities/..