TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) – On Thursday, executives presented Adelante, Inc. with a $65,000 grant for its Financial and Housing Stability Program.
The check was presented by Robert LaClair, president and CEO, and Linda Ewing, senior vice president of Community Affairs for Fifth Third Bank (Northwestern Ohio) to Mary Price, executive director of Adelante, Inc., The Latino and Community Resource Center and the Adelante Board of Directors.
"Fifth Third Bank has a long history of supporting financial empowerment in our communities and we are very honored to provide the funding for Adelante's Financial and Housing Stability Program," said LaClair. "For the past several years, Fifth Third has provided resource center clients with access to professional financial advice and guidance through the eBus mobile education unit, home ownership workshops, financial banking relationships, and other programs. We are particularly proud of the many participants that have begun and continue their journey of increasing financial literacy, resolving financial challenges, saving money, improving credit scores, and achieving home ownership."
"Adelante's Financial and Housing Stability Program shares Fifth Third's vision of financial empowerment in our community reflecting people living their best life with confidence and achievement of personal life goals through financial literacy," added Price.
The FHSP should start within the next few months. Anyone interested can call the Adelante Center at 419-244-8440.
Participants of Adelante's Financial and Housing Stability Program receive financial and home ownership counseling and education to improve their financial situation, purchase a home, maintain housing and make good financial decisions. The services provided help to protect against deceptive financial and housing practices, and increase access to financial products and decision-making tools. Participants learn about how to reduce debt, save and manage money, preserve or acquire housing and achieve other financial goals.
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