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Ability Housing Receives $50,000 Grant from the Delores Barr Weaver Legacy Fund

December 30th, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Ability Housing, a nonprofit developer of affordable housing, recently announced the receipt of a $50,000 grant from the Delores Barr Weaver Legacy Fund at The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida.

The grant will support the implementation of a new program that will build financial resiliency, income and wealth for Ability Housing’s residents — with the goal of lifting families living in their properties out of poverty.

In 2020, the average household income for Ability Housing’s residents was $12,912. Through this program, Ability Housing will collaborate with residents and community partners to address immediate barriers to income and increase opportunities for economic mobility.

Ability Housing will convene a team of residents and cross-sector organizations to launch this program. The first step will be listening to the residents, as they will be a lead partner in defining success, developing programs and evaluating outcomes. Solutions will be oriented toward both adults and youth, with an emphasis on physical health, financial literacy training and employment programs.

The Delores Barr Weaver Legacy Fund was established in 2015, with the goal of supporting Northeast Florida organizations that are taking on major challenges.

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