A handful of banks made more than $1 million in grant and loan funding pledges toward the city's Restore SGF homeownership and residential property renovation initiative.
The initiative now has $1.75 million in pledges, with $1.5 million in loan funding and $250,000 in grants, according to a news release. Promoting homeownership and renovating residential properties are key goals of the Restore SGF project, which is initially targeting north-side neighborhoods.
Among the pledges, Systematic Savings Bank committed $500,000 to mortgage loans in Restore SGF's program areas. Legacy Bank & Trust and Central Bank each pledged $250,000 for the project's revolving loan fund; Central Bank committed $60,000 over three years in grant funding; and Commerce Bank, Legacy Bank and OakStar Bank committed $30,000 total in grant funding over three years.
"Restore SGF continues to build momentum and excitement regarding funding and implementation," said Community Foundation of the Ozarks Inc. President Brian Fogle, a member of Restore SGF's launch team, in the release.
CFO last year pledged $600,000 toward the effort.
Through Restore SGF, financial institutions are being asked to make grant funds available to match homeowners’ funds for exterior home repairs; pledge revolving loan funds for major home renovations; and make normal home loans in targeted neighborhoods, according to the release.
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