On October 26, 2016 the City-University Partnership’s Homeownership Program received an award from the Community Development Network of Maryland for Significant Community Development Impact.
The Community Development Network of Maryland is a statewide network made up of over 180 member organizations from across the state, and each year they honor organizations or people at their annual meeting for their outstanding work demonstrating best practices in community development. The Impact Award the Partnership received is given to organizations or people whose activities had a significant impact on the people or community the organization serves.
The Partnership’s Homeownership Program supports employees of the University of Maryland and City of College Park who wish to make the City their home by providing down payment and closing cost assistance, ultimately reducing commutes, strengthening neighborhoods, and supporting our local economy. It is a result of Partnerships with the City of College Park, the University of Maryland and the State Department of Housing and Community Development. (Read about the Program’s Impact HERE.)
Eric Olson, executive director of the Partnership accepted the award saying, “this is a great honor, thank you. Thanks to our partners – the City of College Park and the University of Maryland – and thanks to the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. With their support, we are making a real difference contributing to a great university community and helping more people live near work in College Park.”