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Make Room, Credit Builders Alliance, Citi Community Development, And National Building Museum Collaborate To Assist DC Area Renters With "Home, Health & Finance"

Join 'Gotham' actor and Make Room Celebrity Ambassador J.W. Cortes in Washington, DC on Sept. 16

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Make Room, Inc., the national advocacy nonprofit raising awareness about the 25 million Americans struggling to pay rent, is collaborating with Citi Community Development and Credit Builders Alliance (CBA) to provide resources to lower income families at the Home, Health & Finance Expo and Symposium. The free event, with appearances by Gotham actor and 2018 Make Room Celebrity Ambassador, J.W. Cortes, will take place at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.

J.W. Cortes (PRNewsfoto/Make Room, Inc.)

CBA and Make Room, with support from Citi Community Development, are working together to address a growing crisis in housing affordability by developing, implementing, and disseminating a housing stability loan toolkit at Home, Health & Finance Events in Washington DC, Miami and Chicago. Housing stability loans are a new and innovative way to help renters fill the gaps in cash flow while renting. They can be used to stabilize rentals and help build credit to expand access to renting or buying a home.

"Together, we have the opportunity to solve a significant consumer challenge by scaling access to temporary loan assistance and preventing evictions, and homelessness," said Ali Solis, Make Room President and CEO.

During Home, Health & Finance in Washington, DC, CBA will showcase the DC-based Latino Economic Development Center, offering housing stability loans up to $2,000 to help renters cover the costs of security deposits, move-in expenses, help keep up with bills and avoid eviction.

"Research shows that just $1,200 per household can prevent homelessness, eviction, or foreclosure for thousands of struggling families," said Hala Farid, Senior Vice President of Citi Community Development.

The event – with stops in DC, Miami, and Chicago – aims to help renters stabilize their housing, build credit, receive free health assessments, and connect with resources to improve overall health and financial wellbeing.

Register today by clicking here.

About Make Room, Inc.
Make Room, the nation's leading organization working to address the rental housing crisis in America, gives voice to struggling renters and seeks to elevate affordable rental housing on the national agenda.

Media Contact: Zayda Rivera at 347-949-3365, zrivera@3LCommunique.com


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