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.