“Jacksonville’s Ability Housing, a non-profit that provides permanent housing to reduce homelessness, has received a $125,000 grant from the TD Charitable Foundation through its Housing for Everyone grant competition.

This year’s 30 grant winners are refurbishing homes across the country “to provide safe, clean, physically accessible affordable rental units for families, individuals, the elderly, new Americans, veterans, the disabled, women and youth,” the foundation stated in a news release.

“Across the U.S., renters are 25 to 45 percent more financially burdened than homeowners, according to the [Harvard University] State of the Nation’s 2019 Housing Report,” said Paige Carlson-Heim, director of the TD Charitable Foundation, in the release. “This year’s Housing for Everyone grant recipients are committed to finding ways to ease that burden by increasing the availability of safe, affordable rental housing.” “

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