Quicken Loans Community Fund contributes $500,000 to support neighborhoods with Habitat for Humanity
1,250 Quicken Loans team members will also provide more than 6,000 volunteer hours
ATLANTA (September 11, 2019) — For the fourth consecutive year, Habitat for Humanity and the Quicken Loans Community Fund are kicking off its partnership by volunteering with local Habitat organizations during Quicken Loans Neighborhoods Weeks in Cleveland, Phoenix and Charlotte. In support of Habitat’s Neighborhood Revitalization program, Quicken Loans team members will help build safe and decent homes in their local communities, and will also improve neighborhoods in the cities they call home.
“At Quicken Loans, we know the power of a stable home in an inclusive, thriving and resilient community. This is why we invest in, and volunteer with, Habitat for Humanity to build and improve neighborhoods where our team members live, work and play,” said Laura Grannemann, vice president of strategic investments for the Quicken Loans Community Fund, the philanthropic arm of the nation’s largest mortgage lender, Quicken Loans. “This is an event that our team members look forward to all year long, as they appreciate the ability to work alongside members of the community to make a lasting impact.”
The Quicken Loans Community Fund will be providing $500,000 for project grants and organizational support. Additionally, the company’s team members are volunteering with Habitat Central Arizona, Habitat of Charlotte and Greater Cleveland Habitat to build alongside Habitat homeowners to revitalize their communities through an event the company calls Quicken Loans Neighborhoods Week. Projects include the construction of a Habitat home, as well as critical repairs to homes in the area. Additionally, Quicken Loans team members will be working on public space projects, including building community gardens, painting fences and trash cleanup.
Quicken Loans Neighborhoods Week will be held with local Habitat organizations on the following dates:
- Cleveland from September 11-14
- Charlotte from October 1-4
- Phoenix from October 8-11
Habitat believes individuals and families thrive when they have a safe and stable home in a safe and stable community. Through Habitat’s Neighborhood Revitalization program, local Habitat organizations improve communities across the U.S. through projects identified by neighborhood residents, who then see those projects to fruition. Residents work alongside Habitat as well as with churches, schools, new and longstanding neighborhood coalitions, local government and other community partners to achieve their goals.
Quicken Loans team members have worked and volunteered with local Habitat organizations since 2016. Volunteers have built or repaired homes alongside Habitat homeowners, laid down community gardens for neighbors to grow their own food and plants, and built playhouses for a local school.
Visit habitat.org to learn more about Habitat’s Neighborhood Revitalization program.
About Habitat for Humanity
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in local communities across all 50 states in the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org.
About the Quicken Loans Community Fund
The Quicken Loans Community Fund is the philanthropic arm of Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest mortgage lender. Its strategy aims to support thriving, resilient and inclusive communities through data-driven investments in housing, employment and public life. Through its For-More-Than-Profit model, the Quicken Loans Community Fund recognizes that business and community are inextricably linked, and it purposefully brings together all of the assets of the Quicken Loans and Rock Family of Companies business – team member talent, technology, policy advocacy and philanthropic resources – to invest in comprehensive community development in Detroit and across the country.
Since 2010, the Quicken Loans Community Fund has invested over $200 million into addressing complex issues like tax foreclosure, chronic unemployment and supporting the entrepreneurship ecosystem. Alongside financial investments, the Quicken Loans Community Fund has organized team members to provide more than 725,000 volunteer hours nationwide, including 400,000 in Detroit.
For more information, visit QuickenLoans.org.