May 2, 2019 (Huntington, IN) - Pathfinder Services, Inc., a member of the NeighborWorks network, is receiving $289,000 in flexible grants from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation, dba NeighborWorks America. This grant will support its affordable housing and community development activities within the Pathfinder HomeOwnership Center.
“Each year we rely on these grants to continue providing our services of building assets for families and individuals throughout Northeast Indiana, primarily through home ownership. These funds from NeighborWorks America are crucial to the sustainability of our programs,” states Justin Barker, Director of Pathfinder HomeOwnership Center. “We could not express enough what these grants mean to us. The best way for us to express our appreciation is to remain good stewards of the funds and continue making a significant impact on the lives of Hoosiers.”
The grant funds will be used to provide staffing, to market programs and services, and to offset the day-to-day costs of running the lines of business in the Community Development and Housing division.
NeighborWorks America is announcing $70 million in grants given to its network of nearly 250 nonprofit organizations located around the country. NeighborWorks organizations, such as Pathfinder Services, will use the grants to develop and manage high-quality affordable housing, help consumers set and reach their goals through financial coaching, offer homeownership education and counseling, and revitalize and strengthen communities.
"NeighborWorks America is dedicated to securing that these grants create opportunities for people to improve their lives and strengthen their communities,” said NeighborWorks America President and CEO Marietta Rodriguez.
In fiscal year 2018, the NeighborWorks network provided 457,000 housing and counseling services; owned and managed 166,900 rental homes; and created more than 41,100 jobs.
For more information about Pathfinder Services, go to pathfinderservices.org. For more information about NeighborWorks America go to NeighborWorks.org.
Pathfinder Home Ownership Center is the community development division of Pathfinder Services and was created in 1997. Pathfinder Home Ownership Center is a certified NeighborWorks® HomeOwnership Center with offices in Huntington and Fort Wayne. The division guides potential home buyers through the entire process of pre-purchase counseling, money management, homebuyer education, loan packaging and closing, responsible mortgage options, post-purchase counseling and foreclosure prevention, free tax preparation, individual development accounts and community building and organization. Pathfinder Home Ownership Center serves Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Jay, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Marshall, Noble, St. Joe, Starke, Steuben, Wabash, Wells and Whitley Counties. More information can be found online at www.pathfinderhomes.org.
Pathfinder Services, Inc. is a not-for-profit comprehensive human and community development organization headquartered in Huntington, where it was founded in 1966. Pathfinder Services envisions a community in which all people are valued and accepted and have control over their own destinies. The four areas in which Pathfinder Services can help those facing physical, developmental or economic challenges along their path to self-reliance and inclusion are: Education and Training, Employment Services, Affordable Housing, and Community Integration. In addition to Huntington County, Pathfinder Services also serves individuals and families in Adams, Allen, Dekalb, Elkhart, Jay, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Marshall, Miami, Noble, St. Joe, Starke, Stueben, Wabash, Wells and Whitley Counties. Additional information about Pathfinder Services can be found at www.pathfinderservices.org