Quicken Loans loves the City of Detroit and hates homelessness. That’s why the nation’s largest online mortgage lender has partnered with the Neighborhood Service Organization (NSO) to help struggling Detroiters.
NSO is a Detroit-based community development and human services provider that has transformed the city’s historic and once-decrepit Michigan Bell Building into a facility that offers support for homeless adults. The Bell Building contains over 155 furnished apartments, as well as a fitness center, library and computer lab.
Thanks to a $350,000 donation from Quicken Loans, the NSO can continue its ongoing renovation of the Bell Building as well as open a health clinic aimed at serving residents and the surrounding community.
“Quicken Loans generosity will take us closer to completing the restoration of this historic building while the people living here are working daily to restore their lives,” says NSO President and CEO Sheilah Clay.
But it’s not just financial support Quicken Loans is providing. Volunteers from Quizzle – a credit management website within the Quicken Loans Family of Companies – have already started working with residents on how to build and maintain good credit.
Financial education is just one of the many additional services that NSO provides residents. Case management, mental health support and addiction counseling are also offered on site and can be just as vital to homeless residents looking for a chance to start over.
“NSO is doing incredible work to give homeless individuals a second chance at success,” said Quicken Loans CEO Bill Emerson. “We are proud to support NSO’s efforts to reduce homelessness in Detroit and are looking forward to partnering further with NSO to help Detroit residents.”
Homelessness is often a complex problem that can’t be solved with just a warm bed. Through its multi-faceted approach, NSO hopes to combat the root causes of the issue, while providing Detroiters in need a place to regroup.