The groups highlighted at the roundtable today have all taken important actions to increase accessibility to affordable housing in Green Bay.
- Brown County United Way created Neighborhood Partnerships Grants with the desire to impact the community on a grassroots level through smaller, flexible, easier to obtain funds ($1,000-$10,000 each) that could be distributed to eligible non-profit organizations in Downtown, Joannes Park, Navarino, and Whitney Park neighborhoods. These grants are intended to provide funding for project/program/activity-based initiatives and exclude any funding of on-going services, and phase one round one of grants totaled $35,000.
- Neighborworks Green Bay is a HUD approved Housing Counseling Agency, a FHA approved lender, a renovator of older housing offered for sale to homebuyers, an owner of rental housing for single persons and families, and a lessor of commercial space to nonprofit organizations. Additionally, Neighborworks received a grant through Brown County United Way for neighborhood infrastructure and engagement.
- Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity has helped over 120 families realize their dream of home ownership and has diverted from landfills 8 million pounds of reusable materials through merchandise sales and recycling since their opening on 2009.
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The CARES Act, which passed the House earlier this year with Rep. Gallagher’s support
, delivered critical relief to homeowners and renters. The bill provided up to 180 days of forbearance for borrowers of a federally backed mortgage loan, and suspended evictions for 120 days following the bill’s enactment. The bill also provided $1.25 billion to public housing agencies, $4 billion to support the homeless, and $1 billion to ensure there is no loss of housing for low-income individuals and families living in rental assistance properties.