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Midlands Housing Trust Fund receives $250,000 in grants
Oct 17, 2012
COLUMBIA, SC - October 17, 2012 - The Midlands Housing Trust Fund, an
initiative of United Way of the Midlands, has received over $250,000 in
grants from Richland County, the City of Columbia, First Citizens and
Richland County and City of Columbia each gave $100,000 to support the Midlands Housing Trust Fund. First Citizens granted $5,000. All grant funding will go towards the MHTF mission, to create and preserve quality and affordable housing in the Midlands region of South Carolina.
“This is something that we feel the Midlands community desperately needs,” said Mac Bennett, President and CEO of United Way of the Midlands, which contributed $50,000 towards the MHTF. “We are extremely pleased to be a part of providing affordable housing to the community, and look forward to seeing the good work MHTF will do.”
“The Midlands Housing Trust Fund deeply appreciates the continued support of United Way, and the new grants from Richland County, the City of Columbia and First Citizens. This funding allows us to make more quality, affordable housing available in the Midlands’, said Mark Cox, Board Chair of the Midlands Housing Trust Fund.
The Midlands Housing Trust Fund (MHTF) is a public-private funding partnership to preserve and increase the stock of quality, affordable housing in the region through financing, technical assistance and advocacy. The MHTF serves people who struggle to secure housing including people who work at low and moderate wage jobs earning up to 80% area median income.
For more information about the Midlands Housing Trust Fund, please visit midlandshousing.org or contact Jennifer Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org or 803-733-5421.
About Midlands Housing Trust Fund
The mission of Midlands Housing Trust Fund (MHTF) is to create and preserve quality affordable housing in the Midlands. The MHTF is a 501(c)(3) organization incorporated in South Carolina. The MHTF will increase housing stock through financing, technical assistance, and advocacy. The MHTF will finance activities creating or preserving quality, affordable housing for low to moderate income households up to 80% area median income.
About United Way of the Midlands
United Way of the Midlands is the most organized, efficient and accountable system for investing in the community. With more than 80 certified partner agencies, United Way works to identify and respond to the critical human service needs of Calhoun, Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland counties. Funds are raised through workplace campaigns, grant writing and individual donations. For more information, please visit www.uway.org.