$2,307 raised by 11 donors
At PRG, we're narrowing the racial homeownership gap. Donating to PRG ensures that more families of color achieve affordable homeownership or stay in their homes when struggling to pay the mortgage. Our prepurchase education and one-on-one advising programs result in approximately 250 new homeowners of color annually.
Homebuyer EDUCATION and advising
As one of the state’s largest providers of prepurchase education and one-on-one advising, we helped 1051 people along the path to successful homeownership in 2021. Of these clients, 76% were under 80% AMI.
Foreclosure Prevention Advising
The importance of home has never been more clear. We work hard to keep people in their homes, especially BIPOC homeowners since we know it is a critical part of solving the racial homeownership gap. From August 2021 to August 2022, We helped 77 households 72% BIPOC of which 65% were US-born Black households access $857k of mortgage and utility assistance and in 2021 100% of our clients with a resolution avoided foreclosure.
Affordable Housing Development
Right now, one of the biggest barriers to reducing the racial homeownership gap is the lack of affordable, entry-level inventory, so we’re using our development expertise to address the shortage. Our home designs are Energy Star Rated with a HERS index well below the standard newly built home, giving our homeowners an annual savings of $2,909.
Increasingly, we use our “boots on the ground” knowledge to influence public policy at the state and local levels. Too often, those tasked with creating policy are far too removed from the issue they are trying to address. Our commitment of staff time and organizational resources is aimed at addressing that deficiency.
Portia Jackson, PRG Homeowner, Former Staff, & Current Board Member
Watch Portia Jackson's inspiring story about purchasing her own home with the help of PRG and becoming a Homeownership Advisor. Portia now serves on our board!
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