McLean, VA, December 16, 2015
Easter Seals is teaming up with Freddie Mac (OTCQB:FMCC) to help veterans, seniors, people with disabilities and its own staff better manage their finances and find housing options in their communities. Easter Seals affiliates in Atlanta, Orlando and New Brunswick/Sayreville, NJ, will work with Freddie Mac to provide personal financial and housing counseling and workshops to local clients, caregivers and their families. In addition, Easter Seals is utilizing MyHome by Freddie Mac, as a key online resource to support the many individuals the organization serves in reaching their personal goals to become renters, homebuyers and homeowners.
Attribute to Danny Gardner, Freddie Mac Vice President of Affordable Lending and Access to Credit.
“Today’s announcement has the potential to help more than 10,000 Easter Seals clients and caregivers realize their housing and financial goals. By working with Easter Seals’ service network, including Easter Seals Dixon Center and local Easter Seals affiliates, we can better reach, inform and empower more families of veterans, senior citizens, caregivers and people living with disabilities who are striving for better housing opportunities. We are proud to join with Easter Seals to launch a dynamic initiative that builds value by leveraging the strength of community partners working together."
Attribute to Randy Rutta, president and CEO, Easter Seals.
“Easter Seals supports nearly 2 million families as they celebrate life’s milestones, no matter how big or small—from buying that first house to balancing a check-book. Freddie Mac shares our passion for helping veterans, caregivers and people with disabilities address life’s challenges and achieve personal goals. Our partnership with Freddie Mac will help expand opportunities for homeownership and financial stability to the families we serve at the local level.”
· Easter Seals and Easter Seals Dixon Center will coordinate with the Freddie Mac Borrower Help Centers in Atlanta, Orlando and the Faith Fellowship Community Development Corporation, a counseling agency that works closely with Freddie Mac in New Brunswick/Sayreville. NJ.
· Easter Seals’ many clients and staff will receive holistic financial and housing counseling using CreditSmart®, Freddie Mac’s award winning financial literacy curriculum. Holistic counseling covers income, expenses and changes that could help clients succeed in achieving their financial and housing goals.
· From this launch, Easter Seals and Freddie Mac have the potential to expand to other markets across the country.
· Easter Seals is linking its website to MyHome by Freddie Mac, a robust online source of information and resources for renters, aspiring homeowners, and current homeowners.
· Easter Seals and Freddie Mac’s Borrower Help Centers plan to hold education events on a range of personal finance and housing topics in each pilot city.
About Easter Seals
Easter Seals is the leading non-profit provider of services for individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities and other special needs. For nearly 100 years, we have been offering help, hope, and answers to children and adults living with disabilities, and to the families who love them. Through therapy, training, education and support services, Easter Seals creates life-changing solutions so that people with disabilities can live, learn, work and play. To learn more about Easter Seals and services in communities nationwide, visit www.easterseals.com.
About Freddie Mac
Freddie Mac was established by Congress in 1970 to provide liquidity, stability and affordability to the nation's residential mortgage markets. Freddie Mac supports communities across the nation by providing mortgage capital to lenders. Today Freddie Mac is making home possible for one in four home borrowers and is one of the largest sources of financing for multifamily housing. Additional information is available at FreddieMac.com, Twitter @FreddieMac and Freddie Mac's blog FreddieMac.com/blog.