“HOPE” focuses on new homeowners, disabled homeowners and the environment
WASHINGTON, DC – September 17, 2009 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Congressman John Salazar announced that a federal Hispanic-Serving Institutions Assisting Communities (HSIAC) grant of $599,935.00 has been allocated for Adams State College. The college intends to use the grant to launch the Home Owner Preparedness, including all People, for one Environment (HOPE) program. HOPE is a community-based collaborative project designed to increase economic and housing affordability to youth, provide job training for people with disabilities and organize the community around environmental opportunities. HOPE entails three separate, but related programs: the “Financial Development” program is aimed at providing youth with financial skills in order to better their chances of obtaining higher education and homeownership. The “Ability” program works with disabled individuals who want to learn life, job and business skills. The “Eco-org” project supports green industry, job development, and community organizing around environmental issues. All activities involve education and training related to economic and community asset development.
Congressman Salazar offered the following statement on the funding:
“I am proud to have helped bring this funding to Adams State College. The HOPE program will be an innovative three dimensional program that will help our young people and the disabled community reach the American dream of home ownership with care for the environment. I strongly support these efforts and congratulate Adams State College on this initiative.”
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