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First American foundation backs affordable housing in Sun Belt

Grants will help build housing, educate home buyers

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First American Title's charitable foundation is giving $50,000 to eight Florida nonprofits, which the company says will help build more than 600 affordable homes and provide home buyer education and counseling services to 1,000 or more households. The grants, from the First American Homeownership Foundation, come on the heels of a July 10 donation of $25,000 to the San Antonio Alternative Housing Corp. and a $30,000 donation July 6 to Neighborhood Housing Services of Phoenix. In Florida, the foundation is providing grants to the Florida Community Loan Fund, the Florida Housing Coalition, St. Petersburg Neighborhood Housing Services, Community Development Corp. of Tampa, Tampa Bay Community Development Corp., Clearwater Neighborhood Housing Services, Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Central Florida & the Florida Gulf Coast, and the Housing and Education Alliance. First American is also sponsoring workshops that train and educate local government officials and nonprofits on aff...