$3,000 awarded to local nonprofits
–The 5 Cities Homeless Coalition, San Luis Obispo Womenade and Transitions-Mental Health Association each received a $1,000 award from The Mortgage House Community Fund to continue their work supporting residents of San Luis Obispo and Northern Santa Barbara County with affordable housing opportunities and/or educational support related to housing.
Sandy Richardson, President of SLO Womenade, stated that “every penny will help someone in need with rent, utilities or living space repair.” Jill Bolster-White, Executive Director of Transitions-Mental Health Association, remarked that the funds “will be used for assisting with rent as transition youth move into independent housing. Janna Nichols, Executive Director of 5Cities Homeless Coalition, notes that they work with the Lucia Mar School District Families in Transition (FIT) and will “support homeless youth in their education and movement into stable housing.”
The Mortgage House, Inc., a mortgage banking firm with offices in San Luis Obispo/Santa Barbara County for the last 22 years, established a Community Fund beginning with $20,000 to celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2015. Last year’s recipient was Friends of 40 Prado, the nonprofit established to plan and create a new homeless shelter in San Luis Obispo. The Mortgage House Community Fund continues to grow with additional dollars from every loan it closes.