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.”