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Wells Fargo Gives Boston Homeowners a LIFT

Wells Fargo & Company, NeighborWorks® America, and its network member, NeighborWorks Southern Mass, expanded the NeighborhoodLIFT® program to the Boston area this year, with a $6.75 million commitment by Wells Fargo to boost homeownership in Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk, and Plymouth counties. The event was Wells Fargo’s 60th LIFT program launch, conducted in collaboration with NeighborWorks America and its network members through NeighborhoodLIFT and other LIFT programs.

Since February 2012, LIFT programs have helped create more than 17,600 homeowners in 58 communities. Nearly 500 homebuyers registered for the free event in Boston June 29-30.

“This innovative public-private collaboration will create about 275 homeowners in the Greater Boston area,” Joanie Straussman Brandon, regional VP, northeast region, NeighborWorks America said. “The required homebuyer education classes provided by certified professionals better prepare NeighborhoodLIFT homebuyers to achieve their goal of sustainable homeownership.”

See more about how the NeighborhoodLIFT program and Wells Fargo partnership have impacted their communities in the video below.

About Author: Kristina Brewer

Kristina Brewer is the Editorial Assistant of Publications for the Five Star Institute, including DS News and MReport magazine. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas (UNT), where she received her Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in rhetoric and writing and a minor in global marketing. During this time, she served as Director of Philanthropy in the national women’s fraternity Zeta Tau Alpha, of which she is an alumna. Her passion for philanthropy continued after university when she was an intern at Keep Denton Beautiful, a local partner of Keep America Beautiful, where she drove membership, organized events, and led social media campaigns. Brewer honed her writing at the North Texas Daily, UNT’s student-run newspaper where she wrote about faculty, mentorship, and student life. Brewer also previously worked at Optimus Business Plans where she helped start-ups create funding proposals, risk assessments, and management plans.
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