Premier Bank recently announced that Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation and Habitat for Humanity MidOhio have been selected as 2021 Affordable Housing Program award recipients through a partnership with the bank.
Premier Bank helped both agencies secure funding through the Affordable Housing Program for initiatives that provide low- to moderate-income residents and their families access to affordable housing, a news release states.
The Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation will receive $1 million from the AHP for the Youngstown Home Repair Program 2021. The program offers an emergency home repair program to assist residents of owner-occupied, single-family homes with emergency repairs — primarily roof replacements — at no cost to the owners. Applicants must meet certain income eligibility requirements established by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Habitat for Humanity-MidOhio will receive $220,000 from the AHP for the Habitat MidOhio Homeownership Project. The program provides opportunities for central Ohio families to build homes that are safe, decent and affordable.
“As a community bank, we work to provide resources to aid in the development and maintenance of healthy, thriving communities,” Reginald Temple, vice president and director of community development at Premier Bank, said in the release. “We believe that by working together, we can create strong, diverse communities that are able to attract and keep talent, start and grow businesses and overcome issues that arise.”
Honda dealership donation helps Boardman Schools expand program
The 22 Honda dealers that make up the Dealers Association in northeast Ohio chose to focus on education for their annual local giveback campaign. Boardman Schools was one of 22 districts chosen, a news release states.
“It’s important to us, as an automobile dealer in this community, to make sure that the school is strong and has what they need,” Mike Friend, Honda Store general manager, said in the release. “This is something we can give back and say thank you for everything you do for students and their families in the community that we serve.”
Boardman Schools will use the donation to expand its AP scholars program. Boardman High School currently offers 11 AP classes, which give high school students an introduction to college-level classes and enable them to gain college credit before graduating high school.
“With this donation, we can add a 12th class, AP U.S. History,” Superintendent Tim Saxton said. “Our AP program gives our students an advantage in many ways — preparing them for the rigors of college level work and learning how to study effectively and budget their time in the process.”
Bobby Bakos joins Coldwell Banker team
WARREN/YOUNGSTOWN — Coldwell Banker EvenBay Real Estate recently added Realtor Bobby Bakos to its team of real estate professionals.
Before obtaining his Ohio real estate license, Bakos, of Gustavas, was an airman in the U.S. Air Force and worked more than 20 years as a CNC machinist/programmer.
Bakos will be providing professional real estate services in Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties and surrounding areas. He can be contacted at 330-442-7492 or [email protected].
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