It’s Giving Tuesday, and it is no secret that many Americans are hurting. The virus has attacked more than the health of individuals, families, and loved ones. It has meddled with businesses and jobs and left entire families hungry, in debt, homeless, or facing foreclosure. Whether you are a business or professional in the mortgage finance industry or an individual who wants to help, I’ve outlined a handful of non-profit charitable organizations with missions centered around homeownership.
Open Doors Foundation
Today, many parents face the choice of working to pay rent or taking care of a sick or injured child. The MBA Open Doors Foundation recognizes and helps solve this seemingly impossible situation. Its foundation enables parents and guardians to take time off work to care for their critically ill or injured child by providing mortgage and rental assistance. To read more about how this foundation helps and how you can contribute, visit https://www.mbaopensdoors.org/.
Wounded Warriors Homes
Our veterans indeed sacrifice a lot to protect us and often return home with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). These debilitating health challenges can create significant challenges for veterans returning to their families and community. Wounded Warrior Homes, Inc is a non-profit “whose mission is to provide transitional housing and re-integrative services to post 9/11 Veterans” suffering from injury and mental health challenges. Ultimately, Wounded Warrior Homes helps US Veterans transition from wounded warriors to successful civilians. To learn more about the organization, visit https://www.woundedwarriorhomes.org/, or visit their donation page.
The Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (“NACA”)
NACA is a non-profit, community advocacy and homeownership organization and the largest HUD-certified counseling agency. NACA’s mission is to “build strong, healthy neighborhoods in urban and rural areas nationwide through affordable homeownership.” The organization provides counseling to those with poor credit to modify loans that are considered predatory and help those with credit challenges purchase a home. The organization also offers outstanding mortgage loan and loan modification programs, financial counseling, and renovation assistance. Learn more by visiting https://www.naca.com/about-naca or visit the donation page to contribute.
Habitat for Humanity
Most folks are aware of Habitat for Humanity and its loyal and plentiful volunteers who work alongside the homeowners to build their homes. Habitat Humanity has done amazing things globally and in all 50 states for families in need of affordable housing. The organization focuses on giving homeowners and hand up and achieve stability and self-reliance “through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing.” There are lots of ways to give to this organization. Visit https://www.habitat.org/ to learn more.
Home Ownership Preservation Foundation (HPF)
The Home Ownership Preservation Foundation provides HUD-certified counselors to help homeowners and renters facing financial challenges to assess their situation and create a plan to remain in their homes. The foundation partners with reputable financial institutions, servicers, and service providers to provide free, expert counseling 24/7. You can further explore the foundation’s mission and purpose here: https://995hope.org/. Based on the website, you can explore partnership opportunities by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
I know that there are a million amazing charitable organizations that could be referenced here, and this could go on for pages, but I hope this blog inspired you to explore your giving options on Giving Tuesday.