Following a $ 10 million present from MacKenzie Scott, United Approach of Larger Greensboro broadcasts $ 1 million in grants to assist tackle native housing disparities

GREENSBORO, NC (WGHP) – United Way of Greater Greensboro has announced that it will use the first $ 1 million of a $ 10 million gift from MacKenzie Scott, philanthropist and former wife of Jeff Bezos, to help tackle local housing differences .

The programs are designed to help 300 households recover from the economic effects of COVID-19.

Scott donated over $ 4 billion to 384 nonprofits in December 2020. UWGG was one of two United Way organizations in North Carolina that received funding.

The organizations that will receive grants from the first million are: Partners Ending Homelessness, Family Service of the Piedmont, Room at the Inn, The Servant Center, Youth Focus, YWCA, Salvation Army of Greensboro, Legal Aid of NC, Greensboro Housing Coalition , UNCG Center for Housing and Community Studies, Housing Advisory Group and Community Housing Solutions.

“We are delighted that this investment will provide 300 or more households with additional support to help them recover from the effects of COVID-19. A $ 1,000,000 investment will help local families build a future that leaves poverty behind with permanent, stable housing. ”

Frank McCain, UWGG Vice President

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