ABA HOUSING PARTNERS FOUNDATION AND TEXAS BANKERS ASSOCIATION UNITE TO BUILD HABITAT...

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

WASHINGTON, DC – May 24, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — ABA Housing Partners Foundation announced today its partnership with Texas Bankers Association to build a Habitat for Humanity home in San Antonio, Texas. The two groups will work together to raise donations from bankers across the country to fund the foundation’s first build in the Southwest at the American Bankers Association’s Annual Convention in October 2011.

“TBA’s commitment to the Foundation will enable us to raise the money we need to help a family achieve the dream of homeownership,” said Laura Fisher, president of ABA Housing Partners Foundation. “When you build a home, you build a community and it’s the banking community that can make this build happen.”

The home will be built in Coleman Ridge, a new development that will be composed entirely of Habitat homes and include a newly constructed elementary school.

“We’re excited about being a part of this year’s effort,” said Eric Sandberg, president and CEO of TBA. “Homeowners are more committed to building a strong and vibrant community.”

The upcoming build in San Antonio will be the foundation’s eleventh, with the previous ten homes built in New Orleans, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Washington, Orlando, Fla., San Diego, Chicago and Boston.  Overall, ABA members have contributed $1.9 million and dedicated more than 5,000 volunteer hours.

The foundation’s mission is to promote and provide affordable housing in all communities, specifically those cities that host ABA’s Annual Convention. Supported entirely by donations, the foundation has been making a difference for 20 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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