A few weeks ago, we were able to share the exciting news about a new partnership we launched with the NAACP Empowerment Program. The Home Preservation Grant provides funding assistance to select Atlantans who are at risk of losing their homes because of a COVID-19-related hardship.
It’s part of Experian’s United for Financial Health program, which aims to empower and protect vulnerable consumers to improve their financial health through education and action.
Today, we are excited to announce that 21 Atlanta-area homeowners are receiving grants for mortgage relief through this pilot program, just in time for the holidays. The recipients represent neighborhoods across Atlanta, including Christopher Heard, who serves our country in the Army National Guard Reserve and works in the airline industry. After Christopher’s employer cut his hours, he found it difficult to meet his mortgage payments on time.
He told us, “We basically lost about 25 to 30% of our salaries across the board. COVID-19 was an unexpected curveball for everyone. This grant helps put me back on track, so I am grateful. I’d like to send a sincere thank you to the NAACP and Experian for their help.”
Here’s a look at how the Home Preservation Grant is helping Christopher and other homeowners and communities in Atlanta.
There are so many people like Christopher across Atlanta and in the U.S., who are struggling with their financial situation due to COVID-19. We believe that the Home Preservation Grant is such a meaningful program making a real difference in people’s lives and brings to life how Experian is promoting financial inclusion for all.