Front Porch Investments has launched its inaugural cohort of the Community Advisory Committee (CAC), to bring together people currently living in areas impacted by redlining, or who have previously experienced the direct impact of redlining. The CAC will share in impact and decisions about future grants and funding disbursements in Omaha for the Greenlining Fund. The CAC's collective vote has equal power to the vote of the Front Porch staff and vote of the Board of Directors for Front Porch Investments.
The Greenlining Fund launched June 2023 with a zero interest home equity loan fund pilot. Its purpose is to not only to provide intentional reinvestment and direct resources to create or maintain homeownership in areas that have experienced historical disinvestment through redlining or other disadvantages, but to also proactively prevent future displacement of residents due to rising property valuations as a result of current and future investments and development in the community.
The Greenlining Fund's impact will be realized through "purchase to payoff" support for homeowners and prospective homebuyers possibly including, but not limited to: down payment assistance, low interest home financing, home equity loans, property tax relief, debt consolidation, etc.
Meet the Community Advisory Committee (Cohort 2)
Undesign the Redline Tour
Recently, the Community Advisory Committee toured the Undesign the Redline exhibit at UNO. Thank you to Dr. Terri L. Crawford for the in-depth and powerful tour experience! To visit the exhibit yourself:
Unguided Tours - The exhibit is open to the public for unguided tours on Thursdays from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. (individuals and groups of 4 or less). To access the exhibit, please visit the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center (CEC) in room 218. Parking is available in Lot E. Upon arrival, please inform the parking attendant that you are there for a tour of Undesign the Redline and park as directed. The CEC is located directly south of Lot E. CEC Room 218 on the second floor.
Guided Tours (Registration Required) - You may request a guided tour for groups of 5 to 30 people. Tours are approximately 50 minutes and are available on the following days and times through this online registration form: Mondays - 11 A.M. to 3 P.M; Tuesdays - 11 A.M. to 2 P.M; Wednesdays - 2 P.M. to 6 P.M.
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