Homie and Vegas Golden Knights Foundation award more than $22,000 to support local housing counseling services
An official partner of the Vegas Golden Knights, Homie, a tech-based real estate company and sponsor of the Coalition to Make Homes Possible, today joined with the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation and Vegas Golden Knights Mascot Chance to present a check for $22,060 from its “Saves For Charity” partnership to NID Housing Counseling Agency of Southern Nevada to support the agency’s housing counseling services.
NID Housing Counseling Agency of Southern Nevada is a partner in the Coalition to Make Homes Possible, which Homie is sponsoring to help close the Black homeownership gap in Southern Nevada by empowering families with resources such as down payment assistance, financial coaching, credit repair, housing counseling, and real estate services, to achieve homeownership over the next ten years.
Throughout the 2020-2021 season, Homie sponsored “Saves for Charity” and contributed $10 for every save made during a Vegas Golden Knights game, totaling $14,060. The VGK Foundation generously donated an additional $8,000.
“We are proud to have partnered with Homie on Saves for Charity,” said Keith Baulsir, Vice President HSK Partnerships and Senior Director VGK Partnerships. “The Vegas Golden Knights are honored to be Vegas Born and call Las Vegas home. It is exciting to be able to help families get started on the process of owning their own home in Southern Nevada.”
“This funding will greatly help our efforts to assist families looking to get on the path to homeownership,” stated Shanta Patton, Branch Manager of NID Housing Counseling Agency of Southern Nevada. “We estimate that with this donation, we can provide more than 130 families with counseling and education so they are better prepared and informed on the homebuying process.”
“Homie’s mission is to make homeownership easy, accessible and affordable for all,” said Elias Benjelloun, Head of Social Impact for Homie. “We greatly appreciate our partnership with the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation and that together we can further support this mission, especially in the valley’s underserved and disadvantaged communities.”
ABOUT THE VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS FOUNDATION
The Golden Knights Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that serves as the primary charitable link between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Las Vegas community. The Vegas Golden Knights Foundation supports the Las Vegas community and local non-profits that make a difference every day via partnerships, community programming and direct grants. These initiatives are funded through financial donations and various programming throughout the year. As Las Vegas’ first major professional sports team, the Vegas Golden Knights recognize and embrace our duty to strengthen and inspire our community. Our players, coaches, staff, and fans enthusiastically work each day to inspire the Las Vegas community and become agents of growth and change.
Homie is a real estate company changing the way real estate is bought and sold by eliminating high fees and commissions. The company simplified an outdated and overcomplicated process through a combination of technology and expert, full-service agent support. Homie operates in five states, is the #1 listing brokerage office in Utah, and is growing in Arizona, Nevada, Denver, and Boise. With real estate, home loans, closing services, and insurance, the Homie Tech family is making every aspect of buying and selling a home simple, affordable, and enjoyable. To learn more, visit: www.homie.com.