United Way NCA Awards $50,000 Housing Initiative Grant
United Way of the National Capital Area announced that it has awarded a $50,000 grant to the Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND).
With the grant funds, HAND and its partners, the Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development (CNHED) and Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance, will lead the development of a Communications Action Network (CAN). CAN will implement and coordinate a low-cost, high-impact affordable housing communications campaign developed by affordable housing leaders in the greater Washington region, and will accomplish this by compiling and communicating research and data, new developments and programs, and best practices.
The group will advocate for affordable housing in the national capital region.
“It’s critical that policymakers and the community at large understand the community benefits that affordable housing provides to the region,” said M. Craig Pascal, senior vice president and community development specialist for BB&T. Pascal brought the idea for the initiative to the executive directors of HAND and its two partners. “We are thrilled to have this generous support from the United Way for this important effort,” added Pascal.