Ability Housing of Northeast Florida was recently awarded a $100,000 affordable housing grant through the TD Charitable Foundation’s Housing for Everyone grant competition. The grant will be used to support the Oakland Terrace Apartments affordable housing community in East Jacksonville.

Oakland Terrace is a 60 unit apartment community that had been suffering from significant deferred maintenance. However, through the investment of the TD Charitable Foundation and others, Ability Housing was able to purchase and significantly rehabilitate the property. It now is returned to a quality place to live. This grant will be used to fund a portion of the rehabilitation expenses as well as to fund services for the residents so as to increase their self-sufficiency.

”The Foundation has been a strong supporter of Ability Housing’s work,” said Shannon Nazworth, Executive Director of Ability Housing. “We are very grateful for their support of our mission. Their dedication to ensuring everyone has a quality place to live is having lasting impacts on the Jacksonville community” This year’s “Housing for Everyone” theme was Housing for the Future, which will encourage the creation or preservation of rental housing units for families with children.

The Housing for Everyone grant competition is one of the TD Charitable Foundation’s most widely known signature programs. The competition invites local non-profit organizations from Maine to Florida to submit proposals outlining their plans and initiatives to support and provide affordable housing in their communities. Twenty-five organizations throughout TD Bank’s footprint from Maine to Florida were awarded a $100,000 grant for a total grant donation of $2.5 million in 2014.

Ability Housing of Northeast Florida, incorporated in 1991, is the only area agency focused on providing permanent supportive housing in Jacksonville. This model, which combines affordable housing and individualized supportive services, is a widely recognized national best practice solution to homelessness. It also enables adults with disabilities to live independently in the community. For more information, visit www.abilityhousing.org, like them at www.facebook.com/abilityhousing and follow them on Twitter @Ability_Housing. About the TD Charitable Foundation.

The TD Charitable Foundation is the charitable giving arm of TD Bank N.A., which operates as TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, and is one of the 10 largest commercial banking organizations in the United States. The Foundation’s mission is to serve the individuals, families and businesses in all the communities where TD Bank operates, having made more than $131 million in charitable donations since its inception in 2002. The Foundation’s areas of focus are affordable housing, financial literacy and education, and the environment. More information on the TD Charitable Foundation, including an online grant application, is available at www.TDBank.com.

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