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News Release, Fort Myers, FL, November 27, 2023

Affordable Homeownership Foundation Receives $40,000 grant from Truist to help create new affordable rental housing.

Affordable Homeownership Foundation today announced at its corporate headquarters in Lee County, Florida, that it has received a $40,000 grant from Truist Charitable Fund, a donor-advised fund at The Winston-Salem Foundation, to help in the creation of affordable rental housing for very low and low income individuals at risk or homeless due to Hurricane Ian.

“Without this essential funding many individuals would become homeless,” said Lois Healy, CEO of Affordable Homeownership Foundation. Truist is a great partner in this endeavor, helping to ensure families in our community are able to thrive as we continue to rebuild from this devastating disaster.”

“Truist is proud to partner with Affordable Homeownership Foundation to help people recovering from Hurricane Ian,” said Darren Gersch, Truist Market President for Lee and Collier Counties. “We’re committed to helping address critical housing needs, delivering on our purpose to inspire and build better lives and communities.”

About Affordable Homeownership Foundation

Affordable Homeownership Foundation was formed in October 2000 to create safe affordable housing for very low, low and moderate-income families and individuals. The organization’s motto is “Saving Lives, One at a Time.”

About Truist Charitable Fund

The Truist Charitable Fund is a donor-advised fund managed by Truist and administered by The Winston- Salem Foundation.

About Truist

Truist Financial Corporation is a purpose-driven financial services company committed to inspiring and building better lives and communities. Truist has leading market share in many high-growth markets in the country. The company offers a wide range of services including retail, small business and commercial banking; asset management; capital markets; commercial real estate; corporate and institutional banking; insurance; mortgage; payments; specialized lending; and wealth management. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Truist is a top 10 U.S. commercial bank. Truist Bank, Member FDIC. Learn more at

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Contact: Lois Healy, CEO Affordable Homeownership Foundation Inc.
Phone: 239-689-4944

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