joyner foundation How To Help Project Homes

The​ ​Joyner​ ​Foundation​ ​is​ ​the​ ​first​ ​donor​ ​to​ ​the​ ​project:HOMES​ ​Immediate​ ​Response​ ​Fund,​ ​a​ ​new​ ​fund that​ ​addresses​ ​the​ ​unmet​ ​need​ ​of​ ​low-income​ ​homeowners​ ​for​ ​emergency​ ​home​ ​repairs.​ ​The​ ​Joyner Foundation​ ​donated​ ​$1500​ ​to​ ​kick​ ​off​ ​the​ ​fund.

All​ ​project:Homes​ ​programs​ ​have​ ​waiting​ ​lists​ ​which​ ​are​ ​detrimental​ ​in​ ​an​ ​emergency​ ​situation​ ​like​ ​a leaky​ ​roof,​ ​plumbing​ ​problem​ ​or​ ​lack​ ​of​ ​heat​ ​during​ ​the​ ​winter​ ​months.​ ​Government​ ​funds​ ​have restrictions​ ​on​ ​the​ ​type​ ​of​ ​repairs​ ​that​ ​can​ ​be​ ​made​ ​and​ ​the​ ​dollars​ ​that​ ​can​ ​be​ ​used.​ ​The​ ​new Immediate​ ​Response​ ​Fund​ ​will​ ​have​ ​unrestricted​ ​dollars​ ​that​ ​can​ ​be​ ​used​ ​immediately​ ​to​ ​address​ ​the most​ ​critical​ ​repair​ ​needs​ ​for​ ​homeowner​ ​emergencies.

“We’re​ ​extremely​ ​appreciative​ ​of​ ​the​ ​generous​ ​support​ ​provided​ ​by​ ​the​ ​Joyner​ ​Foundation,”​ ​said​ ​​​ ​Lee Householder,​ ​CEO​.​ ​​​“With​ ​their​ ​contribution​ ​to​ ​the​ ​new​ ​fund,​ ​​ ​we’re​ ​able​ ​to​ ​better​ ​assist​ ​those​ ​in emergency​ ​situations.