Bring It Home initiative rebuilds neighborhoods and teaches financial literacy
The United Athletes Foundation (UAF), Builders of Hope and Consumer Education Services, Inc. (CESI) today announced an initiative, Bring It Home, that will revitalize blighted communities by developing quality, safe, affordable housing and teach financial literacy to the new homebuyers and renters moving into the renovated houses. The organizations will pilot this innovative program in Baltimore and Atlanta.
“During these tough economic times, both affordable housing and neighborhood blight have emerged as critical issues for every city across our nation,” said Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. “I welcome initiatives which restore our neighborhoods and give residents the pride of home ownership. I am delighted that the United Athletes Foundation, Builders of Hope and Consumer Education Services have chosen Atlanta as a pilot city for Bring It Home.”
NFL stars Ray Lewis and Reggie Howard will serve as Bring It Home’s local ambassadors in Baltimore and Atlanta, respectively. Lewis, legendary linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens and MVP of Super Bowl XXXV, serves as the Vice Chairman of the non-profit UAF board. Howard, who played seven seasons in the NFL and intercepted Tom Brady in Super Bowl XXXVIII, founded UAF and serves as its President and Executive Director. Read More
Builders of Hope http://www.buildersofhope.org/
Our mission is to increase the availability of high-quality, safe, affordable and workforce housing options. Through innovative reuse and rehabilitation we incorporate economic benefits, environmental stewardship and social solutions. As social entrepreneurs, BOH sustainably revitalizes at-risk communities — one home, one family, one life at a time.