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Addressing Housing Affordability With Access to Homeownership

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by Mike Loftin, CEO of Homewise 

Faced with an affordable housing shortage, policymakers often overlook America’s biggest source of affordable housing: homeownership. 

Contrary to popular belief, owning is often more affordable than renting. Today, it is cheaper to buy a home than it is to rent in two-thirds of US counties, including New Mexico’s Santa Fe and Bernalillo Counties, home to high-cost Santa Fe and moderately priced Albuquerque, where Homewise, has helped more than 5,000 modest-income families become homeowners.

HACR Releases Results of 2021 Corporate Inclusion Index

The survey captures Hispanic DE&I in the areas of employment, procurement, philanthropy, and governance
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WASHINGTON, September 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Hispanic inclusion in Corporate America stalled or reversed course during 2020, according to the 2021 HACR Corporate Inclusion Index (CII) released today. The report, themed “Hispanic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion During Crisis,” is the result of research conducted over the course of the past year using data and survey responses from 92 participating corporations, the majority of which are Fortune 500 companies. The number of companies participating in the HACR CII increased by 32 percent over the prior year.

HACR Announces Lineup for Its Flagship Forum: The 2021 CEO Roundtable

Tom Greco, president and CEO of Advance Auto Parts and Joseph Dominguez, CEO of ComEd to participate with veteran CNBC financial reporter Bertha Coombs moderating
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WASHINGTON, September 13, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) is pleased to announce that Joseph Dominguez, CEO of ComEd and Tom Greco, President and CEO of Advance Auto Parts, will take part in the annual CEO Roundtable at the 2021 HACR Symposium. The virtual discussion is set for 2:25 PM ET on September 14 and is part of the two-day virtual conference. CNBC veteran financial reporter Bertha Coombs will make a return appearance as moderator.

Wells Fargo Launches Banking Inclusion Initiative to Accelerate Unbanked Households' Access to Affordable Transactional Accounts

New initiative will help unbanked Black and African Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans have easier access to low-cost banking
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NEW YORK, May 18, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- Wells Fargo today announced the Banking Inclusion Initiative, a 10-year commitment to help unbanked individuals gain access to affordable, mainstream, digitally-enabled transactional accounts – a meani

Loving Our Neighbor in a Time of Crisis: Stewardship Investing in all communities

Bringing a lens of Faith to the reality of low-to-moderate income communities during these challenging times
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by Stella Tai, Manager of Stewardship Investing Impact and Analysis for Praxis Mutual Funds and Everence Financial 

Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month Through Representation

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This month we celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month. It kicks off on the important date of September 15th, the anniversary of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. As the largest ethnic community in the United States, representing 60.6 million individuals across the nation, there is a lot to celebrate – and companies are joining in.

SunTrust Foundation Awards $500,000 Grant to National Foundation for Credit Counseling

Support expands financial counseling pilot program for Hispanic community
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ATLANTA, October 7, 2019 /3BL Media/— The SunTrust Foundation has awarded a $500,000 grant to the National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC), doubling its initial commitment to the organization in 2018, to support a large-scale program for improving the financial wellness of Hispanic and Latino families. The grant will allow the NFCC to expand its services for Hispanic/Latino consumers beyond its original scope of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and the Houston, Texas, metropolitan area to include all of Texas and Ohio. 

Aramark Names Diversity Champion Natily Santos, 2019 Service Star Volunteer of the Year for Extraordinary Volunteer Service

Santos recognized for outstanding volunteer service to women and Latinos in Philadelphia
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June 27, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Natily Santos, Director, Supplier Diversity, has been named Aramark's 2019 Service Star Volunteer of the Year, in recognition of her commitment to volunteer service and leadership in her community.

Now showing: The (Neighborhood) Transformers

As Maya Cinemas expands its effort to help revitalize Latino neighborhoods, the company continues to leverage the financing benefits of new markets tax credits.
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What happens to an underserved, low-income neighborhood when a nearly 70,000-square-foot cinema complex moves in?

Supporting the Hispanic Community in ‘The New Mainstream Economy’

Speaking at a national Hispanic leadership event, Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan highlighted the company’s commitment to boosting Hispanic homeownership, entrepreneurs, and financial education.
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From consumers and homeowners to small businesses, Wells Fargo will support the fast-growing Hispanic community at every level as a key engine of the emerging U.S. economy, CEO Tim Sloan said Sunday, Sept. 9, at a national Hispanic leadership conference in San Diego.

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