Wells Fargo Awards Fair Housing Foundation with $83,000 Grant as Part of COVID-19 and Housing Assistance Programs Support


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Long Beach, CA – October 26, 2023 – The Wells Fargo Foundation, Keeping People Housed (KPH) has once again awarded Fair Housing Foundation with an $83,000 grant to provide counseling services to homeowners and renters that have been impacted by COVID-19 to avoid foreclosure and eviction. Since 2020, Wells Fargo Foundation has been providing funding to legal-assistance organizations and housing counseling agencies to help keep people housed.  

 “Eliminating housing discrimination, opening the doors and providing equal access to housing is the Fair Housing Foundation’s mission,” Executive Director Stella Verdeja said. “When so many people are facing housing discrimination, we’re grateful to the Wells Fargo Foundation for their support during this challenging time.”

Fair Housing Foundation reaches at-risk families by promoting services through outreach and advocacy including workshops and trainings on landlord and tenant rights and responsibilities, housing discrimination investigation and one-on-one rental counseling and mediation services. Studies have shown that tenants who seek support from supportive agencies, such as FHF, are more likely to avoid the process of eviction and remain in their homes. The generous contribution made by Wells Fargo will go directly toward community education efforts and resources for renters to maintain their housing who might be facing financial difficulties. 

Thanks to Wells Fargo’s continued support, FHF will have additional resources to best serve the local community in understanding fair housing rights and resources and promote equal access to housing choices for everyone. 




About Fair Housing Foundation

The Fair Housing Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 1964 and is dedicated to eliminating discrimination in housing and promoting equal access to housing choices for everyone. FHF engages in activities including outreach and education, testing and investigation, and counteracting and eliminating discriminatory housing practices in both Los Angeles and Orange Counties. The Fair Housing Foundation is a HUD-Certified Housing Counseling Agency and also offers Rental Counseling. Please contact Fair Housing Foundation at 1-800-446-3247 (TTY: 1-800 855-7100) for more information.


About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.98 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, investment and mortgage products and services, as well as consumer and commercial finance, through 7,400 locations, more than 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 31 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 263,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 29 on Fortune’s 2019 rankings of America’s largest corporations. News, insights and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells Fargo Stories.

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