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Homie Donates $100,000 to United Ways Across Utah



PROVO, Utah– At the beginning of April, Homie launched the Homie Helps initiative and committed to contributing up to $100,000 to the United Way COVID-19 Response Fund. For every home purchased by Utahns through Homie the company contributed $500 to the relief fund that was established to help Utahns stay in their homes through rent and mortgage assistance, for those struggling to make ends meet.

“When the COVID-19 pandemic began affecting our community we wanted to do something impactful to give back to those who needed urgent support,” said Johnny Hanna, CEO of Homie. “This is a challenging time for many people facing the possibility of losing their security net, and we wanted to alleviate some of that uncertainty for our fellow Utahns. We are so grateful to our Homie clients, who are really the ones to thank for making this possible.”

The Impact

All funding was distributed through the United Way to organizations that assist with a range of emergency needs such as housing/rent assistance, eviction prevention, utility assistance, food insecurity, employment, and behavioral health services. Some of the organizations benefited include:

Al-Huda Islamic Center
Jewish Family Services
Refugee Justice League
Salvation Army, Salt Lake
The Road Home
211 Utah
Housing First Fund
The Refuge/Center for Women and Children in Crisis
Alpine House
Funds were also distributed to the following United Way organizations in order to help individuals across the state:

United Way Dixie
United Way of Cache Valley
United Way of Eastern Utah
United Way of Northern Utah
United Way of Utah County
“We know that the economic impacts of COVID-19 will be felt long after the pandemic ends – and that to get through this, our community will have to work together,” said Bill Crim, President and CEO of United Way of Salt Lake. “We’re deeply grateful for the generosity of companies like Homie that have committed to help the most economically-vulnerable Utahns weather this storm, now and in the future.”

Homie is more than a real estate company. The company prides itself on the customer service it provides, the money it helps homeowners and buyers save, and its support for the community through giving back.