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June 27th, 2016 |
Building a Future Together: Sandy Spring Mortgage
At Sandy Spring Bank, not only do we have a stellar team of mortgage experts, but we also have committed volunteers across the bank and exceptional community partners that help us advance and improve homeownership. In recognition of National Homeownership Month, we want to highlight just a few of the ways that we’re working together to provide safe and affordable housing, educate homebuyers, and to help people achieve their homeownership goals.
Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C.
As rent prices continue to rise, purchasing a home for low-income residents is becoming increasingly difficult in Washington, DC. That’s why we’re working closely with DC Habitat to finance energy- and resource-efficient homeownership opportunities for low-income, working families. Through this partnership, we’re creating more opportunities for families in DC access to secure, safe, decent places they can call home.
According to Maria Mastorakos, Director of Development & Marketing at DC Habitat, “The team at Sandy Spring Bank develops customized solutions to meet the unique needs of our organization and our families. Thanks to their support, we’re able to help deserving families buy their first home.”
For more than twenty years, we’ve partnered with Rebuilding Together chapters across our footprint to help preserve homeownership in our communities. This year, more than 100 employees volunteered nearly 700 hours to help improve the lives and homes of six deserving families. We also have numerous employees across the bank who serve on Rebuilding Together boards and volunteer all year long to improve the homes and lives of low-income homeowners in our communities.
Greater Washington Urban League
Our mortgage team collaborates with Greater Washington Urban League (GWUL) to increase the economic and political empowerment of minorities across the region through special homeownership initiatives. This partnership includes participating in GWUL’s First-Time Homebuyer Class to educate area individuals and families who are interested in purchasing a home. From facilitating educational seminars and workshops, to attending outreach events and home shows, our mortgage team works hard to be an active and visible resource in the D.C. community.
Equal Housing Lender