Friday, December 6, 2019
CLOSE
 
Airbnb Partners with NHS to Support its Home Rehabilitation Loan Program in South LA
By Sentinel News Service
Published July 25, 2019

South LA homeowners attend an information session at the home of a South LA Airbnb host. (Courtesy Photo)

Airbnb has partnered with Neighborhood Housing Services of Los Angeles County (NHS) to support its long standing “Don’t Move, Improve” program. This home rehabilitation loan program provides South LA homeowners with an opportunity to access no-interest and low-interest loans to improve their largest asset: their homes. Qualified applicants could have access to the funds they need to make long-overdue repairs like upgrading plumbing, painting or landscaping, and upgrading a bathroom.

Airbnb and NHS celebrated the launch of the partnership with a community event on June 22, held at the home of a long-time Airbnb host in South LA.  Several dozen local homeowners attended an information session where they learned about how to apply for the loan rehabilitation program along with more about how home sharing can help them earn new income to help make ends meet, and even help cover the cost of maintaining their home.

NHS’s mission is to strengthen communities by developing and maintaining quality affordable housing, creating and preserving affordable homeownership opportunities, supporting local leaders, providing financial education, and increasing the financial independence of families and people in need.

Members of the Airbnb Policy team join NHS staff to celebrate the launch of the partnership. (Courtesy Photo)

“It is great to have Airbnb investing in our community and supporting our longstanding home rehabilitation program,” says Lori Gay, Executive Director of NHS. “For 35 years, this program has helped thousands of local families in South LA and throughout the city, access critically needed low and no interest loans to help maintain, and keep their homes. We are also glad to provide our clients with information and resources about home sharing, and how it can help them cover some of their most important expenses.”

Airbnb has empowered thousands of Angelenos to directly benefit from the growing tourism economy and increasingly rely on the income they earn from sharing their home. “We are excited to announce our partnership with Neighborhood Housing Services of Los Angeles County, and our support of their home rehabilitation loan program that has helped so many South LA residents obtain the resources they need to improve their largest asset — their home, “ says John Choi, LA Policy Manager at Airbnb. “Through this partnership we will also provide community members with resources and information on the benefits of home sharing, and how this new income can help them make ends meet – and stay in their homes.”

To learn more about NHS and its “Don’t Move, Improve” program visit www.nhslacounty.org

Categories: Family | Finance | News (Family) | Real Estate
Tags: | | | | |

Get the Los Angeles Sentinel App!



Since 1933 The Voice of Our Community Speaking for Itself.
86 Years of LA Sentinel.
Black News.
SEARCH:    
Videos


Photo of the Day

Events

LA Sentinel
in your pocket:





TOS-Cookbook-Web

LA Watts Times

© 2019 Los Angeles Sentinel All Rights Reserved • A Bakewell Media Publication

AboutArchivesContact UsCorrections & MisprintsMedia Kit

Terms of ServicePrivacy Policy

LA Watts TimesTaste of Soul

Close / I'm already on the list

Subscribe Today!

Don't be limited anymore! Subscribe Now »

** Existing subscribers, please Login / Register for Digital »

Subscribe to The Los Angeles Sentinel for only $5.99 $3.99 per month, with 1 month free!

Relax in comfort each week as you read the printed newspaper on your own time, delivered weekly to your home or office. This subscription also includes UNLIMITED DIGITAL ACCESS for all of your devices. Includes FREE shipping! One easy payment of $3.99/month gets you:

Subscribe Now »