Homeownership is a key strategy for financial stability. This year, United Way teamed up with Community Development Corporation of Brownsville to provide closing cost and down payment assistance to qualifying families in the Mutual Self-Help Program. With donor directed funds, this project will help low-income families who build their own homes with the cash needed to become homeowners.

Homeownership stabilizes families, builds individual wealth and improves access to mainstream financial services, all essential components to developing a strong, vibrant community.