January 19, 2018
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Bank of America Charitable Foundation Grants Penquis $5,000

Community Author: Renae Muscatell
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Bangor, ME. – Penquis is pleased to announce it has received a $5,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. The grant will enable Penquis to promote homeownership in Waldo County by offering homebuyer education classes, foreclosure intervention services, one-on-one pre-purchase counseling, and access to financing.

“Bank of America Charitable Foundation’s support will help first-time homebuyers in Waldo County become successful homeowners,” says Kara Hay, CEO of Penquis. “For existing homeowners facing foreclosure, this investment will help provide resources and options that will increase the likelihood of retaining the home.”

Penquis provides a wide range of programs designed to help individuals and families be safe, connected and financially secure. It supports housing through a variety of programs, including housing development, replacement housing, home repair, and weatherization.

The mission of the Bank of America Charitable Foundation is to make a meaningful difference in the communities it serves by identifying local priorities and consistently delivering financial and human resources to address those challenges in order to build Neighborhood Excellence.

For more information about Penquis, visit www.penquis.org. To learn more about services available to Waldo County homeowners, contact Heather Massow, Housing Counselor and Educator for Penquis, at 207-974-2403 or hmassow@penquis.org. For more information on Bank of America’s philanthropy, visit bankofamerica.com/foundation.