At a news conference, Wells Fargo, NeighborWorks® America and its network member, Neighborhood Housing Services of Los Angeles County will announce the expansion of a multi-million dollar collaboration to boost homeownership. The NeighborhoodLIFT® program will offer $25,000 down payment assistance grants and homebuyer education for eligible Los Angeles County homebuyers. The free NeighborhoodLIFT homebuyer event takes place Feb. 1-2 at Los Angeles Convention Center, and interested homebuyers can register to attend beginning January 14 at

The 2019 Los Angeles County NeighborhoodLIFT program follows the 2012 Los Angeles NeighborhoodLIFT program that created 386 homeowners in Los Angeles with the program’s inaugural launch by offering homebuyer education and down payment assistance grants with the support of a $15 million philanthropic investment by Wells Fargo.

WHAT:   News conference to announce the NeighborhoodLIFT program, a multi-million dollar homeownership program, that will provide down payment assistance grants and education for eligible, mortgage-ready homebuyers  


WHEN:   Thursday, January 17 at 10:00 a.m.


WHERE:  NHS Center for Sustainable Communities, 1051 W Rosecrans, Compton, CA


WHO:    Michael Ormonde, Region Bank President, Wells Fargo

Lauren Hornett, Western regional senior director, NeighborWorks America

Lori Gay, president and chief executive officer, Neighborhood Housing Services of Los Angeles County