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The Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) of Des Moines has awarded Jeremiah Program Fargo-Moorhead $300,000 for capital construction of a new campus to serve low-income mothers and their children. Funding was awarded in the 2015 round of the Affordable Housing Program.
The FHLB is a member-owned cooperative that provides funding for affordable housing and economic development via its 1,500 members. Gate City Bank, an FHLB member, supported Jeremiah’s application and will assist in compliance with program requirements.
“We are pleased to have competed successfully for this significant funding to help determined young mothers and their children move out of poverty,” said Diane Solinger, Executive Director of Jeremiah Program Fargo-Moorhead. “We greatly appreciate the support of Gate City Bank and the investment the Federal Home Loan Bank is making in our organization.”
With this award, Jeremiah Program now has raised $2.95 million toward construction of the campus, to be built on land located at 801 Page Drive in Fargo, donated by Catholic Health Initiatives. The campus will provide safe and affordable housing, an on-site early childhood education center, and individualized support for helping women get into and through career-track college degree programs. The program serves low-income single mothers with children under the age of five.
Currently, more than 2,300 single mothers are living in poverty in the Fargo-Moorhead area, a number that has increased 16 percent over the last six years. The majority of these mothers have children under the age of four. Jeremiah expects to break ground on the new campus in spring 2016.
Jeremiah Program celebrated the graduation of eight amazing women and their children from the Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses on December 12. We can’t wait to see what these determined families do! Their futures are bright, their education and careers are on-track, and they are prepared to handle the road ahead.
Girl Scout Troop #16099 from Edina chose Jeremiah Program for its December service project. The ten amazing girls in the troop descended upon the Child Development Center in Minneapolis and did a phenomenal job cleaning out and organizing the closets.
Jeremiah teachers are so busy with children that it can be hard to keep up storage areas. Thank goodness for the girls in Troop #16099! Our thanks to them for learning about Jeremiah and sharing their cleaning and organizing skills in support of our families.