Good Shepherd Center’s subsidiary, Lakeside Partners of Wilmington was recently awarded a $125,000 affordable housing grant through the TD Charitable Foundation’s Housing for Everyone grant competition. The grant will be used toward Phase II of the Lakeside project, building 24 additional units of affordable housing for chronically homeless adults with a disability. The first 16 units were completed in July 2017 and are 100% occupied.
Good Shepherd and Lakeside Partners broke ground in August of 2016 on property that was donated by the federal government for the express purpose of homeless services. Located behind Legion Stadium at Greenfield Lake, SECU Lakeside Reserve is now home to 16 formerly homeless adults with a disability including seniors and Veterans.
to have been chosen for such a prestigious and generous award from TD Charitable Foundation,” said Katrina Knight, Executive Director of Good Shepherd Center. “We know that affordable housing is the only solution to ending homelessness in our community. We are proud to partner with TD Charitable Foundation in making a lasting difference for our neighbors in housing crisis.”
This year’s “Housing for Everyone” theme was Affordable Housing for All, focusing on initiatives that support the funding for safe, clean, physically accessible housing for all populations, including the elderly, new Americans, individuals with a mental or physical disability, families headed by a single parent or guardian, veterans and emancipated youth. Each year the theme is chosen based on housing needs identified by the Foundation across its footprint.
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 initiatives in their communities. Twenty-five organizations throughout TD Bank’s footprint from Maine to Florida were awarded a $125,000 grant for a total grant donation of $3.125 million in 2017.
To learn more about the program and how the grants are making an impact in the community, videos about past winners are available at “Own Who You Are”. Applications for the Housing for Everyone grant competition will reopen in June 2018.