ABA HOUSING PARTNERS FOUNDATION AND CALIFORNIA BANKERS ASSOCIATION UNITE TO BUILD HABITAT HOME

ABA HOUSING PARTNERS FOUNDATION AND CALIFORNIA BANKERS ASSOCIATION UNITE TO BUILD HABITAT HOME

WASHINGTON, DC – March 27, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — ABA Housing Partners Foundation announced today its partnership with the California Bankers Association to build a Habitat for Humanity home in San Diego. The two groups will work together to raise donations from member banks across the country to fund the foundation’s second build in San Diego at the American Bankers Association’s annual convention in October 2012.

“By partnering with the CBA, the foundation we will be able to raise the money we need to help a family achieve the dream of homeownership,” said Laura Fisher, president of ABA Housing Partners Foundation. “This partnership to fund and build a house in San Diego represents banks’ commitment to Habitat and to the economic growth of thousands of communities nationwide.”

The foundation and CBA are collaborating with the San Diego Habitat for Humanity affiliate to build the home.

“We’re pleased to be part of this year’s effort,” said Rodney K. Brown, president and CEO of CBA. “Bankers are community builders and it will be gratifying to see this home bring stability to a family.”

The upcoming build in San Diego will be the foundation’s twelfth, with the previous eleven homes built in New Orleans, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Washington, Orlando, Fla., San Diego, Chicago, Boston and San Antonio. Overall, ABA members have contributed $2 million and dedicated more than 5,500 volunteer hours.

The foundation’s mission is to promote and provide affordable housing in cities that host ABA’s Annual Convention. Supported entirely by donations, the foundation has been making a difference for 21 years.

Learn more about the ABA Housing Partners Foundation and make your contribution by visiting the website at aba.com/HousingPartners.

The American Bankers Association represents banks of all sizes and charters and is the voice for the nation’s $13 trillion banking industry and its two million employees. The Association also promotes financial literacy to help Americans make informed financial decisions. Learn more at aba.com.

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